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Anatomy in poetry #1- The Heart

Updated on July 21, 2011

The heart known as cardiovascular
It is a muscle
Locate a little to the left of your chest
Which is a size of your fist

The heart is primarily of cardiac muscle tissue
That continuously contracts and relax

The heart sends blood around your body
Provide oxygen and nutrients it needs

There is four chamber in which the blood flow
There’s two type of blood you need to know
De-oxygenated and oxygenated

De-oxygenated blood flow in from the body
Into the upper right atrium
And pumped down in the right ventricle
Then out to the lungs they go

The pulmonary arteries exchange gas
Into oxygenated blood
Which come back into the heart
Via pulmonary vein
Into the upper left atrium
Down to left ventricle
Into the aorta
The main arteries of the body….

Better understanding- De-oxygenated blood pushes the right atrium by the inferior and the superior Vena Cava which pushes through the tricuspid valve. The right ventricle part of the heart pushes the blood into the pulmonary valve and into the pulmonary artery which the pulmonary artery is responsible of carrying the blood to the lungs. The blood then enter the lung and get oxygenated by the tiny air sacs called alveoli. Then it goes into the pulmonary vein which they are in charge of pumping oxygenated blood into the left atrium which the left atrium pushes blood through the mitral valve into the left ventricle. The left ventricle is the largest part of the heart which its job is to pump the blood through the aortic valve into the aorta. The Aorta is one of the largest artery in the heart which takes the blood into the entire body. As the blood makes its way to the body, it travels through arterioles which are considered smaller arteries. Next it goes into the capillaries which is the smallest blood vessels in the body.


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    • chanroth profile image

      chanroth 6 years ago from California, USA

      Hi Mac, thanks! :)

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      Mac McGovern 6 years ago

      As a retired Navy Cardiopulmonary Technologist, I studied the heart from a complicated perspective. I believe in this short article, you have accomplished more to explain the heart in one minute than I learned in 1 week. Well done.