- Identify the major structures and functions of the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and immune systems and discuss uses.
- Evaluate various risk factors for diseases within body systems.
- Relate homeostatic imbalances to disease states.
- Discuss various treatments, cures, and procedures for common diseases.
Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. One procedure to treat blockage in the arteries of the heart is bypass surgery. Someone you know may have already had this procedure; however, few people really realize what occurs during the surgery.