Blood Vessel

Blood Vessel

The blood vessels are the part of the circulatory system that transports blood throughout the body. There are three major types of blood vessels: the arteries, which carry the blood away from the heart; the capillaries, which enable the actual exchange of water and chemicals between the blood and the tissues; and the veins, which carry blood from the capillaries back toward the heart.

Read more about Blood Vessel:  Anatomy, Types, Physiology, Role in Disease

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Blood Vessel - Role in Disease
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Myogenic Mechanism
... The myogenic mechanism is how arteries and arterioles react to an increase or decrease of blood pressure to keep the blood flow within the blood vessel constant ... The smooth muscle of the blood vessels reacts to the stretching of the muscle by opening ion channels, which cause the muscle to depolarize, leading to muscle contraction ... This significantly reduces the volume of blood able to pass through the lumen, which reduces blood flow through the blood vessel ...
Balloon Septostomy
... back through to the right atrium, thereby enlarging the opening and allowing greater amounts of blood to pass through it ... of septal defect in heart Blalock–Hanlon procedure shunt from heart chamber to blood vessel atrium to pulmonary artery Fontan procedure left ventricle to aorta ...

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