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Cardiology [Shared]

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Ali Alatas

on 20 August 2015

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Transcript of Cardiology [Shared]

The cardiovascular system is centered in the
, which is surrounded by a protective sheath called the
. The heart muscle has its own blood vessels -
coronary arteries
coronary veins
- which keep it well supplied with the oxygen it needs to pump blood to the far reaches of the body, into every cell. The blood circulates from the heart to the organs through the
and returns from the organs to the heart in the

Our discussion of the heart includes the heart wall, the myocardium, and the endocardium.
The Felt Sense of the Biological Conflict
Problems of the heart can manifest if an individual has fears about the emotional or physical strength of his heart. An example is the athlete who told me, “I’m not making it: my heart isn’t strong enough.” Symptoms of the myocardium relate to a conflict of low self-esteem regarding the efficiency of one’s heart. Likewise, a patient with problems related to her endocardium reported of her felt sense: “It’s tearing my heart out.”
Another patient, who had been diagnosed with atrophy in the right auricle, said this of her felt sense: “When my mother was carrying me, she took poison to cause an abortion but it didn’t work. I imagine her with poison in her veins and not being able to move, as with venom. It’s important to slow down circulation so that the poison doesn’t reach me; atrophy of the right auricle is the best solution for my survival.”
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