How did William Harvey discovered the circulatory system?

Asked by Michael Holland on September 08, 2021

Categories: Medical health Heart and cardiovascular diseases

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He isolated parts of the heart; he ligated and divided arteries; he exerted pressure on veins on either side of the valves. His observations of dissected hearts showed that the valves in the_heart allowed blood to flow in only one direction.

Who proved Galen wrong? Andreas Vesalius

Why is circulation important? Blood circulation is one of the most important functions in the body. It supplies oxygen to the brain and other organs. It's what makes our bodies work. Poor blood circulation can be caused by smoking, lack of exercise, sitting in one place for too long, and_blood clots.

What experiments did William Harvey do? Most of Harvey's otherexperiments were based on the animal vivisection. In one experiment he vivisected a snake and ligated the vena cava, demonstrating how the heart fails to fill with blood; he then ligated the aorta, showing that the blood cannot escape, and therefore the heart becomes engorged with blood.