With the large images on this chart, it's easy to compare a normal, healthy heart to many important cardiac conditions. This chart clearly describes heart murmurs, cardiac arrhythmias, congenital heart defects, acquired heart defects and high cholesterol and its consequences. Also includes clear definition of heart murmurs and their causes, shows coarctation of the aorta, ventricular septal defect and mitral valve prolapse. Describes common cardiac arrhymias (abnormal heart rates & rhythms), tachycardia, bradycardia, atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrythmias. Shows the sites of common cardiac arrhythmias by section of the heart, specifically sinus node, ventricular, atrial and junctional arrhythnmas, as well as atrioventricular (AV) blocks. It also defines and shows common congenital (present at birth) defects, such as patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect. Acquired heart defects are also displayed, including myocarditis, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy and Kawaski's disease. Describes high cholesterol, coronary heart disease (CAD) and hypertension (high blood pressure). Shows how cholesterol is transported in the blood, the structure of a typical lipoprotein (which carries the cholesterol throughout the body), and the consequence of high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, and plaque clogged arteries.
Measures 20x26in.. Printed in the USA by Anatomical Chart Company.