Right Ventricle (R.V.)
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Structures of the Heart
The right ventricle is one of the main chambers of the heart. It is the lower chamber located on the right-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 right ventricle receives blood from the vena cava via the right atrium (and the tricuspid valve), then pumps it into the pulmonary artery, from where it is transported to the lungs for oxygenation.
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.
- The Structure of the Heart
- The Functions of the Heart
- Systemic Circulation (i.e. blood flow around the body beyond the heart and lungs)
- Pulmonary Circulation (i.e. blood flow through the heart and lungs)
- Heart Conditions, heart problems and disorders, both chronic and acute
- Heart Disease Risk Factors, avoidable and unavoidable
- Discoveries about the circulatory system and how it works
- Books about heart disease.