Flashcards in Cardiovascular - Introduction Deck (9)
What is the main function of arterioles?
Major resistance vessels
What is the main function of capillaries?
Site of exchange of gas, nutrients and water between blood and tissues
What vessels hold the most of the blood volume during rest?
Gives 3 examples of arterial disease.
-High blood pressure
Give 2 examples of venous disease.
-Deep vein thrombosis
What are 3 examples of infections of the cardiovascular system?
What are 5 examples of modifiable risk factors of cardiovascular disease?
High blood pressure
What are 3 examples of non-modifiable risk factors of cardiovascular disease?