Medical Science 7

Cardiovascular System Part 1: Blood

October 19, 2022


That warm red liquid inside of you

Focusing on the cardiovascular system, lets dive into organs. No, not the state in the Pacific Northwest and definitely not the large piped musical keyboard you’d find in a church or a ballpark. We’re talking about the collection of tissues within the body that perform vital functions for life. Organs! Diseases of the cardiovascular system are the most common cause of death in developed economies. The main components of the cardiovascular system are the heart, arteries and veins, kidneys, and that warm red liquid inside of you, blood! Blood is not technically an organ but, according to Stan, it should be. Dr. Crooke covers how the blood cycle delivers nutrients and oxygen to other organs, the factors and checklist of blood clotting, a few of the countless factors or mutations within blood cells that cause both common and rare diseases, and more.

On This Episode We Discuss:

  • Components and functions of the cardiovascular system
  • Blood and the oxygen cycle
  • A specialized protein called Hemoglobin
  • Leaks and obstructions
  • The flow of blood
  • The liver’s role in blood
  • Clotting, platelets, and clotting factors
  • The loss of blood
  • Health problems caused by a dysfunctional cardiovascular system

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The host of the show is Dr. Stanley Crooke, a scientist, a physician, an entrepreneur and the father of antisense technology. Dr. Crooke is responsible for driving the development of antisense or ASO technology, an RNA-targeted technology responsible for the commercialization of three best- and first-in class medicines and more than 40 drugs in development. In 2020, Stan formed n-Lorem to use this powerful technology to develop experimental personalized ASO medicines for nano-rare patients (1 to 30 patients worldwide) for free, for life.


Hosted by: Dr. Stan Crooke.
Videographer: Jon Magnuson of Mighty One Productions.
Producers: Kim Butler, Colin Delaney, Kira Dineen, Jon Magnuson, Andrew Serrano and Amy Williford

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Cardiovascular System Part 2A: Heart Anatomy

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