Which of the following occurs when the heart is in systole?
Correct Answer: A.Blood is pumped from the ventricles to the arteries.
Systole is the state of contraction of the heart muscles. The heart contracts to pump blood out of the ventricles and into the arteries to move the blood to the body. During diastole or when the heart is resting, blood collects in the chambers of the heart. Arteries carry blood away from the heart and veins carry blood back to the heart. During systole, the blood is being pumped away from the heart, thereby the use of arteries is essential. The only answer option that aligns with the correct function of the heart during systole is [A].
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