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Introduction to Left Ventricle and Right Ventricle

Introduction to Left Ventricle and Right Ventricle

[Image will be Uploaded Soon] Human Heart and Circulatory System Human heart is the major organ involved in the double circulatory system and it is called double because here, the blood passes through the heart twice per circuit. The left pump sends the fresh oxygenated blood around the body and on the other hand, the right pump sends deoxygenated blood to the lungs where it becomes oxygenated and flows back to the heart. Thus, oxygenated and deoxygenated blood in human beings are separately flowing and makes the circulatory system more efficient which also helps in maintaining the constant temperature of the body. Below are the four heart chambers that have important roles in the double circulation in human beings; we can observe from the following the difference between the functions of the left and right ventricles.

  Shape of the Left and Right Ventricles

Left and right ventricles are situated at the bottom side of the heart and these make up two chambers of the heart; the other two are left atrium and right atrium. Left ventricle and right ventricle collectively make the apex of the heart and the major difference between them is the pressure of the blood by which each of the ventricles pump blood.

An auricle is used interchangeably for atrium or atria (plural name). It is the upper heart chamber and is of two types, namely, left auricle and right auricle. The former receives the oxygenated blood from the lungs and the latter receives deoxygenated blood received as the byproduct of metabolic processes.

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It receives oxygen-rich blood from the left atrium of the heart.

It receives deoxygenated blood from the right atrium.

It pumps the blood received to the whole body through the aorta.

It pumps the received blood to the lungs through a pulmonary trunk.

It develops higher pressure while pumping blood.

It develops a lower pressure as compared to the left ventricle while pumping blood.

It is oval in shape and forms an apex of the heart.

It is triangular in shape and is situated near the apex of the heart.