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Anatomy and functions of the heart

Outermost Layer of the heart Epicardium: thin layer of serous membrane that helps to lubricate and protect the outside of the heart
Second layer of the heart Myocardium: muscular middle layer that contains the cardiac muscle tissue. the part of the heart responsible for pumping blood
First layer of the heart Endocardium: responsible for keeping blood from stickin gto the inside of the heart
Right Atrium chamber that collects oxygen poor blood returning from the body
Tricuspid Valve controls the blood flow from the R atrium to the R ventricle
Pulmonary Valve controls the blood flow from the R ventricle through the pulmonary artery and into the lungs
Right Ventricle pumps oxygen poor blood to the pulmonary valve
Aorta carries oxygen rich blood to the body, arterial blood leaves the heart
Left Atrium collects oxygen rich blood returning from the lungs
Bicuspid valve (mital valve) controls the flow of oxygen rich blood from left atrium to the left ventricle
Aorta Valve controls blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta
left ventricle pumps oxygen rich blood through the aortic valve
superior vena cave is one of the two major paths in which the veins from all parts of the body converge to lead to the right atrium to the heart
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