Heart Lecture Questions

Introduction to heart anatomy video

  1. List and describe the functions of the three types of blood vessels.
  2. List and describe the three histological layers of the heart.
  3. What are the muscle cells of the heart called and describe their structure.
  4. What is the name of the muscular wall that separates the left and right side of the heart?
  5. What is the function of valves?
  6. List the four chambers of the heart and describe their general location.
  7. List the four valves in the heart their general location.
  8. Where does the right side of the heart receive blood from?
    1. Where does it pump blood to?
    1. Is it oxygen rich (oxygenated) or oxygen poor (deoxygenated)?
    1. Is it carbon dioxide rich or carbon dioxide poor?
  9. Where does the left side of the heart receive blood from?
    1. Where does it pump blood to?
    1. Is it oxygen rich (oxygenated) or oxygen poor (deoxygenated)?
    1. Is it carbon dioxide rich or carbon dioxide poor?

How the heart actually pumps blood- TedTalk animation

10.  No questions here- I just hope it helps visualize blood flow through the heart. J

Blood flow through the heart video

11.  List or diagram (draw and upload a separate picture or just type out- whatever works for you!) blood flow through the heart, pulmonary, and systemic circulation. Identify structures that carry oxygenated and deoxygenated blood. Know where and what gases exchange. (Basically I want you to recreate one of the versions (the heart drawing or the list of structures) I do on the video.)

What happens during a heart attack- – TedTalk animation

12.  Summarize, in your own words, what happens during a heart attack.

Dean Ornish: Healing through diet

Watch this “Ted Talk” video- http://www.ted.com/talks/dean_ornish_on_healing.html. Dean Ornish is a clinical professor at UCSF and founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. He’s a leading expert on fighting illness — particularly heart disease with dietary and lifestyle changes.

13.  Briefly summarize at least 4 important study results mentioned in the video.

14.  Reflect on the information. For example, what did you think about the information presented? Did anything resonate with you?

15.  Pretend you are a healthcare provider in a clinic or nursing home setting. What information (from this video) might you relay to your patients?

16.  List 3-4 simple “take away” points you thought were useful for improving your health.

17.  Explain and describe at least one societal implication of health and disease addressed in this video.


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