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Organs, Systems, and Surgery

Organs, Systems, and Surgery (First Edition)

William Fullick and James Fullick
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date: 12 July 2024

p. 473. The Heart of the Matterlocked

p. 473. The Heart of the Matterlocked

  • William Fullick
  •  and James Fullick

Abstract

This chapter looks at the significance of having a healthy cardiovascular system. It acknowledges how terrifying it would be to have something wrong with a person's heart or circulation system. Thus, surgery offers numerous different options for successful treatments for cardiovascular diseases in parts of the world where healthcare is accessible and affordable. Diseases of the cardiovascular system may affect the blood vessels themselves, or affect the valves, electrical system or muscle of the heart. The chapter then looks into several cardiovascular system issues, such as arrhythmias, aneurysms, ailing pumps, and congenital heart problems before considering the procedure of heart transplantation.

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