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What does a tear in the internal vascular layer cause?
Swelling, or "ballooning", of the aorta.
What three mechanisms assit veins in returning blood?
Contraction of skeletal muscle, one way valves, movement associated with breathing.
What is the covering of the heart?
Pericardium.
What is the outermost layer of the heart itself?
Epicaridium.
What is the middle layer of the heart?
Myocardium.
What is the innermost layer of the heart?
Endocardium.
What is the order of the cardiac cycle?
1.Atrial systole, 2.ventricular systole, and 3. diastole.