Where Knowledge and Understanding Meet

Tag: circulatory system

insight into the circulatory system

Cardiovascular System Anatomy and Evaluation Medical Terminology

What is the Cardiovascular System? The terms cardiovascular system and cardiovascular anatomy are virtually one in the same. They both refer to the heart and blood vessels along with the structures that comprise them.    Some consider it to be synonymous with circulatory system but this is not entirely accurate.  The reason is the latter […]

Cardiovascular System Function, Signs and Symptoms Medical Terminology

Cardiovascular system function is vital to life and the proper functioning of the other systems of the body.  Understanding it requires some knowledge of the basic medical lingo pertaining to its normal function and the signs and symptoms of its dysfunction.  The health literacy that accompanies it, in turn, enhances communication in health care and […]

Understanding Congestive Heart Failure

What is Congestive Heart Failure? Congestive heart failure (CHF) is synonymous with heart failure. It is a disease state in which the heart cannot normally fill with or eject blood.  In either case the heart does not pump out enough blood to meet the body’s demands for oxygen, nutrients, and removal of carbon dioxide. Additionally, […]

What is a Normal Blood Pressure vs. a Target Blood Pressure?

Confusion oftentimes exists among individuals outside the medical community over the question of what is a normal blood pressure (BP). This confusion stems from the fact that normal blood pressure applies only to individuals who do not have high blood pressure (hypertension) or certain other health conditions. A target blood pressure on the other hand, […]

Blood Pressure Numbers: A Natural Explanation

The two blood pressure numbers obtained when a BP reading is taken, represent important life-sustaining events.  Although minute in time they are enormous in their effects. The top number of a reading is the systolic blood pressure. The bottom number is the diastolic pressure. In order to appreciate these numbers and the two crucial events […]

© 2015 Frontier Theme
error: Content is protected !!