The heart plays a crucial role when it comes to blood circulation inthe body. The organ is essential in ensuring that different bodyorgans have access to oxygenated blood while that rich in carbondioxide is eliminated out of the body through expiration. Patientswho develop a disease that affects pumping of the heart exposedifferent body organs to significant risks. The heart pumps blood toorgans in need of oxygen to support various metabolic functions suchas generation of energy. If the heart pump is blocked, it will resultin a shortage of oxygen to the respective organs (Hall, 2015). Theeffect of the same is that normal functioning is hampered. Further,the heart is critical in facilitating the removal of carbon dioxidethrough the lungs. If it is blocked, the effect is an accumulation ofdeoxygenated blood in the circulatory system. The veins transport thedeoxygenated blood from body organs to the heart through the rightarticle that passes on to the right ventricle and pumped to the lungsfor expiration (Hall, 2015). If the heart pump is blocked, suchactivities are hindered.
The aortic pump is significant in circulation since it transportsoxygenated blood from the heart to the brain and the rest of the bodyorgans. A disease affecting the pump results curtails the delivery ofoxygenated to the respective organs. It could result in hypoxia, alife-threatening disease to the particular patient. The calf musclepump drives deoxygenated blood from the lower leg to the heart. Ablockage of the calf muscle pump results in hindrance of the smoothflow of blood to the heart (Hall, 2015). Deoxygenated bloodaccumulates leading to a possible toxicity in circulation. Overall,diseases that affect organs involved in pumping blood to and from theheart expose the patient to significant health risks because of thepossible accumulation of carbon dioxide that is toxic to the cells.
Hall, J. E.(2015). Guyton and Hall textbook of medical physiology.Elsevier Health Sciences.