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Anatomy & Physiology II Notes on Cardiovascular

by: Matthew Vickers

Anatomy & Physiology II Notes on Cardiovascular BIOL 2510 - 001

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This is the second part of the cardiovascular system. It focuses more on the muscles involved and how the heart actually pumps the blood. These notes were taken 8/25.
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Dr. Shobnom Ferdous
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Anatomy & Physiology II, cardiovascular system, Heart, electrocardiography
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This 9 page Class Notes was uploaded by Matthew Vickers on Monday August 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to BIOL 2510 - 001 at Auburn University taught by Dr. Shobnom Ferdous in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see Human Anatomy & Physiology II in Anatomy at Auburn University.


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Date Created: 08/29/16
Cardiac muscle: microscopic anatomy      Skeletal muscle o Multinucleate o Long/cylindrical o Lack junctions      Cardiac muscle o Uninucleate o Fat/branched fibers • Intercalated discs –contains desmosomes & gap junctions o Desmosomes keep cells together when contracting o Gap junction let ions pass between cells to transmit electrical signal across the  entire muscle  • Myofibrils with thin (Actin)  and thick (Myosin) filaments arranged in sarcomeres • T­tubules(INVAGINATION OF SARCOMERE )  at Z discs , (not at every A­band, I  band junction as in skeletal muscle) • SR lacks terminal cisternae(SO NO TRIAD) • 2 types of cells      Contractile cells   Muscle fibers responsible for heart pumping  Make up 99% of cardiac cells      Autorhythmic cells  Self­excitable cells that generate their own action potentials (APs) • DEPOLARIZE SPONTANEOUSLY (don’t need AP from neuron to initiate AP)  • APS in autorhythmic cells initiate ap in contractile cells o 1% of all cardiac cells Electrical events of the heart • Heart depolarizes and contracts without nervous system stimulation, although rhythm can be altered by autonomic nervous system Lo Na+ Hi Na+ Hi K+ Lo K+ Lo Ca++ Hi Ca++ Lo Cl- Hi Cl- Setting the basic Rhythm: The intrinsic Conduction system • Coordinated heartbeat is a function of: o  Presence of gap junctions o  Intrinsic cardiac conduction system  Network of noncontractile (autorhythmic) cells  Initiate and distribute impulses to coordinate depolarization and  contraction of heart Coordination heartbeat is a function of?-question will be on test Peacemaker Potential • Action potential initiation by pacemaker cells • Cardiac pacemaker cells have unstable resting membrane potentials called pacemaker  potentials or prepotentials • Three parts of action potential o Pacemaker potential­ K  channels are closed, but slow Na  channels are open,  causing interior to become more positive 2+ o Depo2+rization­ Ca  channels open (around 40 mV), allowing huge influx of  Ca , leading to rising phase of action potential + + o Repolarization­ K  channels open, allowing efflux of K , and cell becomes more  negative  Peacemaker potential & AP of autorhythmic cells Action Threshold potential 2 2 3 No stable resting potential 1 Pacemaker 1 potential • Unlike cardiac contractile fibers & skeletal muscle fibers autorhythmic cells have  unstable resting potential, continuously depolarizes (membrane potential never a flat line) • Slow Na+ channels open, K+ channels close g slow depolarization (pacemaker potential) • After reaching threshold: Ca++ channels open g rapid depolarization (starts action  potential) • Repolarization: K+ channels open, Ca++ channels close g efflux of K+ AP of contractile cells • Depolarization: Fast voltage­gated Na+ channels open g influx of Na+ • Plateau­ Slow voltage­gated Ca++ channels open + few K+ channels open + Na+  channels close g influx of Ca++ (leads to contraction of the muscle) • Repolarization: K+ channels open, Ca++ channels close  g efflux of K+ Lo Na+ Hi Na+ Hi K+ Lo K+ Lo Ca++ Hi Ca++ Lo Cl- Hi Cl- Setting the Basic Rhythm: The Intrinsic Conduction System • Sequence of excitation o Cardiac pacemaker cells pass impulses, in following order, across heart in 0.22  seconds  Sinoatrial node   Atrioventricular node   Atrioventricular bundle   Right and left bundle branches   Subendocardial conducting network   (Purkinje fibers) Intrinsic Cardiac Conduction System •  Sinoatrial (SA) node  (pacemaker) – begins excitation • Atrioventricular node – AV node delay to allow both atria to contract then sends signal on to ventricles • Bundle of HIS –:  at superior part of interventricular septum. Atria & ventricles not connected by gap junction. Need Bundle of HIS to conduct impulses from atria to ventricles divides into left/right branches in interventricular septum. Propagates signal to apex • Purkinje Fibers – penetrate heart apex & wind superiorly to base Electrocardiography • Electrocardiograph can detect electrical currents generated by heart •  Electrocardiogram   (ECG or EKG) is a graphic recording of electrical activity   o Composite of all action potentials at given time; not a tracing of a single AP o Electrodes are placed at various points on body to measure voltage differences  12 lead ECG is most typical Electrocardiogram • Electrodes attached to surface of body to detect APs being transmitted through the heart • ECG ­ uses electrodes on body to measure action potentials of heart (displays electrical  events of heart not mechanical) • This is not the tracing of a single AP, but the combined AP’s of all nodal/contractile cells  at a given time • Displays electrical events, not mechanical events • Terms: o Depolarization: electrical event that leads to systole o Repolarization: electrical event that leads to diastole o Systole: mechanical event of contraction o Diastole: mechanical event of relaxation • Electrical events always come first and cause the Mechanical events • For example: atrial depolarization leads to atrial systole Electrocardiography • Main features: o P wave: depolarization of SA node and atria o QRS complex: ventricular depolarization and atrial repolarization o T wave: ventricular repolarization o P­R interval: beginning of atrial excitation to beginning of ventricular excitation o S­T segment: entire ventricular myocardium depolarized o Q­T interval: beginning of ventricular depolarization through ventricular  repolarization QRS complex Ventricular depolarization Sinoatrial node Atrial depolarization Ventricular repolarization Atrioventricular     P T node        S­T Segment                     P­R Interval        Q­T Interval 1              0.2           0.4       0.6               0.8 Need to be able to label this for test Electrocardiogram 1) P wave: SA node causes atrial depolarization 2) Delay at AV node, allowing the atria to complete contraction 3) QRS complex: Ventricular depolarization begins a) atrial repolarization hidden Depolarization Repolarization 4) S­T segment: Ventricular depolarization is complete 5) T wave: Ventricular repolarization 6) Ventricular repolarization is complete Heart Rate • Normal = 65­100 bpm (avg. 72) • Tachycardia = > 100 bpm • Bradycardia = < 60 bpm • ECG = DIAGNOSE HEART PROBLEMS • Arrhythmias ­ uncoordinated atrial & ventricular contractions • SA nodal block – missing P­wave • AV node becomes pacemaker  • AV nodal block – blockage of APs through Bundle of His • Increases time between P­wave and QRS st nd rd • 1 , 2 , and 3  degree heart block (P­wave disassociated with QRS) • Ventricular fibrillation (v­fib) • Rapid, uncoordinated ventricular contraction, due to heart attack, electrical shock • Results in severe decrease in blood delivery to lungs and tissues Heart murmurs • Abnormal heart sounds • Caused by obstruction: (usually Valves)      stenotic valve = fails to open completely o prolapse valve = fails to close completely


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