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    Systemic and Pulmonary Circulation Paths

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    If a cardiologist inserts a catheter into a patient's right femoral artery, which arteries would the tube have to pass through in order to reach the entrance to the left coronary artery? Procedures such as this allow for better circulation. Trace the pathway of blood through pulmonary and systemic circulation.

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    The heart's coronary arteries come from the aortic arch, right above the heart. In effect, the heart has to pump blood out of itself before part of that blood is diverted back to feed the heart.

    From there, the aortic arch leads to the aorta, which runs down all the way to the lower ...

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    The solution answers a situational question about inserting a catheter into a patient's right femoral artery and outlines the pathway of blood through pulmonary and systemic circulation.

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