Heart Anatomy and Physiology.

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  • Approver: AHRA®
  • ARRT®: Accepted
  • Expiration Date: 5/31/26
  • Credit Hours: 5.25 Category A Credits

Course Acceptance List

  • ARRT: Accepted
  • California: Accepted
  • Florida: Technical
  • Texas: Direct

CQR / Structured Education

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Course Description And Objectives:

Objectives

  • Identify and describe the interior and exterior parts of the human heart
  • Describe the path of blood through the cardiac circuits
  • Describe the size, shape, and location of the heart
  • Compare cardiac muscle to skeletal and smooth muscle
  • Explain the cardiac conduction system
  • Describe the process and purpose of an electrocardiogram
  • Explain the cardiac cycle
  • Calculate cardiac output
  • Describe the effects of exercise on cardiac output and heart rate
  • Name the centers of the brain that control heart rate and describe their function
  • Identify other factors affecting heart rate Describe fetal heart development

Course Description

In this chapter, you will explore the remarkable pump that propels the blood into the vessels. There is no single better word to describe the function of the heart other than “pump,” since its contraction develops the pressure that ejects blood into the major vessels: the aorta and pulmonary trunk. From these vessels, the blood is distributed to the remainder of the body. Refresh your anatomy and understanding of the cardiac cycle, cardiac conduction system and the cardiac output of the human heart and the path of the blood through the cardiac circuits.

This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. A self-learning activity can be completed only once per biennium.

Heart Anatomy and Physiology Course