Your Heart is a Human Electrical System

Pumping blood and powering your body, beat by beat
Electrical System of the Heart

The heart is a big muscle, and like all muscles, it conducts electrical impulses that keep your blood circulating through your body. The entire circulatory system isn’t unlike the electrical system in a house—which most people don’t think about unless the system fails. But when it’s running well, your heart’s electrical system is an amazing thing.

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In this white board session, cardiologist Patrick J. Tchou, MD, explains how your heart serves as a special power source to keep your blood pumping, beat by beat.

 

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