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What are the advantages of a closed circulatory system?

1. Closed systems can generate higher pressures, blood flows more rapidly through vessels than interstitial space -> therefore quicker nutrient and waste transport
2. Resistance in blood vessels can be changed -> blood flow can be more tightly regulated and more easily redirected to specific tissues
3. Cellular elements and transport molecules kept within vessels (eg hemoglobin)


Three types of pumps used in circulatory systems

Contractile chamber: muscles can be inside or outside the chamber
External pump: skeletal muscles push contents through
Peristaltic pump: rhythmic waves of contraction move along he blood vessel


What are the 4 types of fluid?

Hemolymph- fluid that circulates within an open circulatory system (single ECF compartment)
Blood- fluid that circulates within a closed circulatory system (plasma and cells)
Interstitial fluid: extracellular fluid that directly bathes the tissues
Lymph: fluid that circulates in the secondary system of vertebrates called the lymphatic system


Common features of vertebrate circulatory systems

-closed circulatory system
-general plan involves two or more contractile chambers of myocardial tissue, with valves to ensure unidirectional blood flow
-two or more heart chambers
-progressive increase in separation of blood flow to gas exchange organs and blood flow to rest of body


All vertebrates hearts generate force through conaction of myocardial tissue. What are the 2 different types of myocardium

1. Spongy: mesh work of loosely connected cells
2. Compact: tightly packed cells arranged in a regular pattern


The number of heart chambers has increased during vertebrate evolution.

Vertebrates heart evolved from two chambers in fish to three in amphibians and reptiles and four in crocodilians, mammals, and birds.
A three chambered heart evolved in order to separate oxygenated and deoxygenated blood increasing respiratory efficiency


What are the advantages of of separate pulmonary and systemic circulations

1) oxygenated and deoxygenated blood cannot mix- meaning systemic blood always receives blood with highest oxygen content
2) maximizes respiratory gas exchange
3) pulmonary and systemic circuits can operate under different pressures
All together an improved respiratory and cardiovascular efficiency


What are the other two changes in the cardiovascular system.
1) specialized electrical conduction
2) myocardial cell replication

1) specialized electrical conduction:
-pacemaker cells present very early in evolution-> rhythmic activity
2) myocardial cell replication
-the ability to efficiently replace lost myocardial cells in adulthood disappeared around the appearance of warm bloodedness


Part 2 fluid mechanics
Blood is divided into two portions what are they and what do they consist of?

Blood is divided up into a plasma portion and a cellular portion
1. Plasma is the water component, containing ions, organic solutes and proteins
2. Cellular components are produced from stem cells in the Bone marrow


Electrical activity of the heart: how does The beat start?

-cardiac cycle involves rhythmic contraction of heart chambers in response to electrical activity (depolarization)
-depolarization is initiated in the sinoatrial node
-depolarization then spreads
1) across the atria then..
2) to ventricles via the atrioventricular node
Refer to slide 13 lecture 11


What is the electrocardiogram used for?

Electrocardiography monitors the electrical activity of the heart


Increase in heart rate is called?
Decrease in heart rate is called?

Decrease is bradycardia
Increase is tachycardia


Principles of fluid flow part 3
What are the 2 determinants of fluid flow?

1. Pressure gradient
2. Resistance ie
-tube length
-tube radius
-fluid viscosity
-flow pattern


What are the components of a circulatory system?

Circulatory system move fluids by generating pressure on one part of the circuit
Fluid flows through the body from high pressure to Low pressure
Circulatory systems need three main components:
-system of tubes


What is the differences in open circulatory systems and closed?

-circulatory fluid comes in direct contact with the tissues in spaces called sinuses

Closed circulatory system:
-circulatory fluid stays within blood vessels
-circulatory fluid does not make direct contact with tissues
-extracellular fluid separated into plasma and interstitial fluid compartments


The number if heart chambers has increased during vertebrate evolution. Explain

Vertebrates hearts are the first to have two chambers
Vertebrates heart evolved from 2 chambers in fish to 3 in amphibians and reptiles and 4 in crocodilians, mammals and birds


Fish heart and circulation

-first group to develop a multi chambered heart
-focal gas exchange (gills) requires more efficient circulatory systems working at higher pressures
Two chambers allows separate collection and pumping of blood
-have mostly spongy myocardium

-ventricles are located ventral to atrium (gravity helps blood flow)
-most pressure from ventricular contraction dissipated passing through gills (high resistance)
-blood flowing to tissues is at relatively low pressure


Lungfish heart and circulatory syste

Three-chambered heart (2 atria, one ventricle)
-partial separation of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood increasing respiratory efficiency.
-has mostly spongy myocardium

First separation of pulmonary (lungs) and systemic (body) circulations
-not complete separation of oxygen rich and oxygen poor blood, but there is very little mixing.


Amphibian heart and circulation:

-three chambered heart (2 atria, one ventricle)
-oxygenated blood from the lungs to left atrium, deoxygenated blood to right atrium
-two types of blood enter a single ventricle, but surprisingly little mixing
-mostly spongy myocardium

- partially separated pulmonary and systemic circuits
-gas exchange occurs at skin
-only the pulmonary circuit has a separate venous return to heart


Reptile hearts and circulation

-Three chambered heart (2 atria, one ventricle)
-but complex ventricular structure (3 sub chambers divided by muscular ridges)
-ridges separate flow of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood
-mostly compact myocardium

-left aorta takes oxygenated blood from left ventricle to body, right aorta takes blood from both ventricles to body
-blood is diverted from lungs into systemic circuit when not breathing


Crocodilians heart and circulation:

-4 chambered heart
-blood bypasses lungs when animal is submerged (pulmonary pressure increases, opens valve)

Bypasses circuit to miss the lungs if animal is submerged


Avian and mammalian circulations and heart:

-4 chambered hearts with valves to prevent back flow of blood
-atria are thin walls, ventricles are thick walled
-complete seperation of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood
-very different pressures in pulmonary and systemic circuits
-compact myocardium


What are 2 more evolutionary changes in cardiovascular system

1) specialised electrical conduction
-pacemaker cells
2) myocardial cell replication
-the ability to efficiently replace lost myocardial cells in adulthood disappeared around warm blooded ness
-mammals cannot generate significant numbers of her ventricular myocytes after birth


During the cardiac cycle, blood moves from ->

Inferior and superior vena cava veins - right atrium - right ventricle -pulmonary artery -lungs- pulmonary vein - left atrium - left ventricle - aorta