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Week 1 Overview 1

Watch John recap what will be discussed in week 1 of MiniMed.
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Hello again! If we haven’t met before, I’m John Cohen. In medical schools, anatomy is usually taught first, and physiology–how the anatomy works–is taught in courses based on the body systems. We’ll start with a short history of the study of anatomy, which leads us to a computerized trip through the amazingVisible Man. After that, we consider the circulatory or cardiovascular system, and its main organ, the heart. It’s a pump. More exactly, it is 2 pumps side-by-side. Or 4 pumps in a row. We learn the true meaning of the heart sounds, LUB and DUP. The flow of electricity controls the rate and rhythm of the heartbeat, and we can track that flow using an electrocardiogram machine.
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When there are problems with blood flow, heart failure can result There are things you can do to keep your heart as healthy as possible,
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including: avoiding smoking; trying to eat a healthier diet; and getting enough exercise. Exercise benefits health more than any medicine!

Here’s a brief introduction to week 1! Starting with the Cardiovascular System, we will dive into understanding the heart and keeping it healthy!

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