Each of the coronary arteries branches into smaller arteries that reach all the areas of your heart muscle.
The heart pumps ‘used’ blood through the lung capillaries where waste gas (carbon dioxide) is expelled and fresh oxygen is taken up. This fresh oxygenated blood is bright red and is pumped through the aorta (the main artery of the heart) into the capillaries, where nutrient and oxygen exchange within cells takes place. It then returns to the heart through veins.
Heart failure, for whatever reason, can be fatal. The heart is one of the hardest working organs in the body. It contracts and expands around 100,000 times a day, it supplies 96,000 kilometres of blood vessels and pumps in excess of 10,000 litres of blood around the body each day. This constant action is stressful and makes this system particularly vulnerable.
It is therefore important to maintain a healthy exercise regime and avoid excess weight. This will help to maintain a strong, healthy cardiovascular system.
Maintaining a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish is an essential part of maintaining a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.
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