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Oxygen-rich blood flows from the lungs through the left upper chamber (atrium) of the heart into the left lower chamber (ventricle) of the heart. The left ventricle muscle contracts to pump blood out through the aorta—a large blood vessel carrying blood out of the heart—to the rest of the body.
Last Revised: September 12, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
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