Heart and Blood

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How many times does your heart beat every minute?

What is the difference betweeen aerobic and anaerobic exercise?

What is a sickle cell?

Investigate the miracles of the human body with Body Focus. Each book provides an in-depth focus on a vital body part or system, the way it works, and why it occasionally goes wrong. The series also emphasizes the importance of exercise and ...

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Overview

How many times does your heart beat every minute?

What is the difference betweeen aerobic and anaerobic exercise?

What is a sickle cell?

Investigate the miracles of the human body with Body Focus. Each book provides an in-depth focus on a vital body part or system, the way it works, and why it occasionally goes wrong. The series also emphasizes the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle to keep our bodies in good working order.

Heart and Blood explores the structure of the heart and how the circulatory system transports essential substances to the cells all over our bodies. It explains the different illnesses or conditions that can affect the heart and blood, from anemia to heart attacks, and outlines ways that we can keep our hearts and blood circulations healthy.

Each book in the series includes:

information panels that focus on areas of study, health issues, and cutting-edge technology and treatments

a table that summarizes information about illnesses or injuries, and how they can be prevented or treated

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432934187
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Body Focus Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

The Heart and Circulatory System 4

The Heart 6

Blood Vessels 8

Heart Function 10

Healthy Heart 12

Heart Attack 14

Heart Monitoring 16

Heart Surgery 18

Pacemakers 20

Faulty Valves 22

Heart Transplant 24

Problems with Arteries 26

Problems with Veins 28

Blood Pressure 30

Blood 32

Blood Groups and Blood Transfusions 34

Blood Donors 36

Hemophilia 38

Blood Disorders 40

Sickle-Cell Anemia 42

What Can Go Wrong with My Heart and Blood? 44

Find Out More 45

Glossary 46

Index 48

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