Structure of the Heart

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  • Created on: 27-04-14 00:28

Two pumps side by side.

Left = Oxygenated

Right = Deoxygenated

Atrium = Thin-walled and elastic, so it stretches as it collects the blood. It has a thin muscular wall because it only has to pump blood a short distance to the ventricles.

Ventricle = It has a thicker muscular wall because it has to pump blood a longer distance to the lungs or the rest of the body.

The left ventricle has a thick muscular wall, which means it can…

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