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Chapter 16

Anatomy of the Heart

TermDefinition
space in the chest between the lungs mediastinum
inner most layer of the heart, lines valves and vessels? endocardium
middle layer of the heart, made of cardiac muscle, has automaticity myocardium
outer most layer of the heart, pericardial fluid is present, serous fluid can build up? pericardium
what are the three layers of the heart? epicardium, myocardium, endocardium
inflammation of the inner most layer of the heart? endocarditis
heart attack? MI
inflammation of the outermost layer, pain and pleural friction rub? pericarditis
pericardial fluid accumulates in the pericardial space? pericardial effusion
collects blood from the body? inferior\superior vena cava
superior vena cava
brings blood up from the rest of the lower body? inferior vena cava
receives unO2ed blood from the superior\inferior vena cava? right atrium
Created by: lontost92