blood viscosity

Week 3 A& P II Questions Assignment Answer the following questions with substantive responses! If information is borrowed verbatim from Week 3 A& P II Questions Assignment
the textbook or from another research source (even if paraphrased), you are required to use APA
format for the information borrowed!
1. The heart is considered the organ which acts as the pumping mechanism moving arterial blood with
essential nutrients throughout the body. The location and positioning of the heart in the thoracic cavity is
Week 3 A& P II Questions Assignment important given its significant function. If an individual is born with the condition dextrocardia without situs
inversus, will he/she be able to live a normal and healthy life? Why or why not? Clearly explain!
2. Why are anastomoses important? Are all blood vessel able to undergo this process? Explain!
3. Fully describe the correlation between blood pressure, stroke volume, peripheral resistance and pulse
rate. Week 3 A& P II Questions Assignment
4. What is meant by ‘blood viscosity’? How does blood viscosity differ in arteries compared to veins?
5. Describe the primary mechanisms at work to ensure the movement (pumping) of blood in the veins (i.e.
venous return). Week 3 A& P II Questions Assignment
Week 3 A& P II Questions Assignment 6. The conduction system of the heart is extremely critical in maintaining proper rhythm of the heart and
therefore ensures proper flow of blood. In cases where age or familial conditions warrants replacement of
the heart’s natural pacemaker (SA node), an artificial device is worn or implanted to assist in maintaining
proper heart rate. Upon further research, state in your own words/understanding the pros and cons of
pacemaker transplants. Please Note: If you use any additional sources to support your work, you must
provide proper APA formatted citations and referencing. Week 3 A& P II Questions Assignment