Left Ventricle (L.V.)

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Structures of the Heart

The left ventricle is one of the main chambers of the heart. It is the lower chamber located on the left-hand side of the body.

Both the right- and the left-ventricles have thick muscular walls. However, as the left ventricle must work harder than the right ventricle in order to maintain the same (i.e. a constant) rate of blood flow through the heart, the muscular wall of the left ventricle is considerably thicker than that of the right ventricle.

The left ventricle receives blood from the pulmonary vein via the left atrium (and the bicuspid valve), then pumps it into the aorta.

More about the heart and blood circulation:
See the following for more about the heart, blood, blood circulation, disorders of the blood circulation system, and related topics.

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