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    Chambers of the heart

    Chambers of the heart

    Inside view of the chambers of the heart

    The heart has four chambers: two atria and two ventricles.

    • The right atrium receives oxygen-poor blood from the body and pumps it to the right ventricle.
    • The right ventricle pumps the oxygen-poor blood to the lungs.
    • The left atrium receives oxygen-rich blood from the lungs and pumps it to the left ventricle.
    • The left ventricle pumps the oxygen-rich blood to the body.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer David Messenger, MD
    H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

    Current as ofJanuary 27, 2016

    Current as of: January 27, 2016

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & David Messenger, MD & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

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