( Video showing a section of the heart, this is how your heart beats)
Today we were asked to attend a seminar conducted by a Renowned Cardiologist Dr. Navin C. Nanda MD. He showed us some three dimensional Ecocardiographic videos. It was a trilling moment to actually visualize the heart from all planes.
What makes the heart go Lub Dubb Lub Dubb?
For those of who want to know, the heart is located in the chest, one third of the heart lies in the right side, while the majority lies in the left side. (Check out the picture above to actually see the location.)
Now, the heart has the most important function what so ever, it pumps blood, supplies the nutrients that are present in the blood to the entire body. The deoxygenated blood is sent to the Lungs and the blood that returns back from tissues.
Just imagine your heart as a machine that runs the boat.
This machine has several chambers like the right atrium, left atrium, right ventricle and left ventricle. And each atrium is connected to the ventricles by valves and each ventricle is connected with pipes (Blood vessels) like the pulmonary artery and aorta.
What makes your Heart Beat?
Like the machine in the motor boat, your heart needs constant electrical stimulation, which are provided by a system called the conduction system of the heart. There are sevarl segmants of this.
What makes your Heartbeat increase?
Certain physiological factors like Anxiety, Emotion, Exercise and Pregnancy
Pathologically if you have certain heart defects like:
• Consuming large quantities of alcohol regularly
• Consuming large quantities of caffeine
• Genetics – people who have close relatives (e.g. parents) with tachycardia or other heart rhythm disorders have a higher risk of developing the condition themselves, compared to other individuals.
• Heart disease
• Hypertension (high blood pressure)
• Mental stress
• Using recreational drugs
What makes your Heartbeat slow down?
Certain Physiological factors: in Athlete and during sleep.
Pathological factors like:
• Heart tissue damage related to aging
• Damage to heart tissues from heart disease or heart attack
• High blood pressure (hypertension)
• Heart disorder present at birth (congenital heart defect)
• Infection of heart tissue (myocarditis)
• A complication of heart surgery
• Underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism)
• Imbalance of electrolytes, mineral-related substances necessary for conducting electrical impulses
• Medications, including some drugs for other heart rhythm disorders, high blood pressure and psychosis
Do you love someone that makes your Heartbeat increase?
Stick to that person, life is short and true love is rare so enjoy every day that life offers and keep the heart healthy!
Happy Loving People!