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Ventricles

Article Excerpts about Ventricles

One of the two pumping chambers of the heart. The right ventricle receives oxygen-poor blood from the right atrium and pumps it to the lungs through the pulmonary artery. The left ventricle receives oxygen-rich blood from the left atrium and pumps it to the body through the aorta. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Facts About Primary Pulmonary Hypertension: NHLBI)

Summary Information: Ventricles

Ventricles: Lower two of the four chambers of the heart.

Ventricles: The two lower chambers of the heart. The left ventricle is the main pumping chamber in the heart. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI)

Condition count: 2 ; see list below.

Organ types: Heart (55)

Related organs: heart (55), atria (2), left ventricle, right ventricle

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Diseases List for Ventricles:

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