Disorders of the Heart

Discussion Board 2.1: Disorders of the Heart
In this discussion, you will describe disorders and conditions of the heart.
• Name the chambers of the heart and their valves.
• Name the major vessels that enter and exit the heart.
• Compare the anatomy of a vein, artery, and capillary.
• Name the major blood circulatory routes.
Step 1: Respond to the following:
Review the conditions or disorders of the heart that are discussed in your textbook reading this week.
• Which condition or disorder is the most debilitating for the patient who has it? Explain your answer.
• How does the condition or disorder affect the normal function or structure of the circulatory system?
• If you were a cardiologist, which condition or disorder do you think would be the easiest to treat? Which one would be the most difficult to treat? Why?

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