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Cardiovascular System Part 3: (The Pipes) Arteries and Veins

January 11, 2023


The pipes of our bodies are much more complicated than those of our houses

Drip… Drip. When your pipes are leaking, it’s never a good thing. Who you gon’ call, YOUR DOCTOR! Next in our cardiovascular ‘pipe’-line, we focus on the pipes of the cardiovascular system – the Arteries and Veins. The pipes of the cardiovascular system, the arterial and venous systems, are responsible for carrying blood through your body. The peripheral arterial system is a high-pressure, high flow system that is very muscular and elastic to withstand the daily changes in blood pressure. Meanwhile, the pulmonary arterial system is as muscular and elastic as the peripheral arterial system, it manages blood flow at a much lower pressure and flow. The venous system consists of veins that are much smaller than arteries and are designed to move blood at low pressure and slow flow. Both systems have mechanisms that control blood flow under unique conditions to supply our tissues with nutrients, remove waste, and keep us alive. In the event of a busted pipe, know that a plumber can’t help you. Call a doctor, because the pipes in your body are much more complex and interactive with the materials inside than the ones in your home.

On This Episode We Discuss:

  • The arterial system
  • The structure of arteries
  • Clotting and the endothelium
  • The structure of veins
  • Alveoli and capillaries

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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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