BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 1466

Heart function and health

Heart function and health
Key Info
  • Heart function and health
  • Duration: 02:24
  • A description of the purpose and function of a human heart including an explanation of double circulation and why heart attacks occur. Includes a demonstration of ECGs and their use in measuring heart rate and function. The risk of a heart attack can be lowered by not smoking, reducing the amount of fatty foods eaten and taking regular exercise.
  • Subject:



    Bio: Human Body

  • Keywords: heart, double circulation, ECG, coronary artery, heart attack, health, exercise
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used as an introduction to the heart. It would probably be reviewed and expanded upon afterwards. The clip could also be used to explain some of the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle upon the heart. Prior to watching the clip, students could be asked to identify ways in which they can keep their heart healthy and why they need to do this.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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