Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 4 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

Chapter 4 - Blood and the cardiovascular system. This chapter commences with an overview of basic cardiovascular function, identifying the main anatomy and physiological functions of this system. Common diseases that affect the ability of the system to function will be explored, illustrating how an individual’s ability to perform the basic functions of life can be compromised; ultimately these diseases can result in the individual’s lifespan being shortened.