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Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System

Part of the CRM Series in Mathematical Physics book series (CRM)

The cardiovascular system is mainly composed of the cardiac pump and circulatory network. The heart is made of two synchronized pumps in parallel, composed of two chambers. The left heart propels blood through the systemic circulation, the right heart through the pulmonary circulation (Fig. 1.1). Blood circulation is characterized by several space and time scales associated with vascular wall and caliber and cardiac cycle and control phenomena (Table 1.1).

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Aortic Valve Inferior Vena Cava Right Ventricle Superior Vena Cava Right Atrium 
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