Left Ventricle

The left ventricle is one of four chambers (two atria and two ventricles) in the human heart. It receives oxygenated blood from the left atrium via the mitral valve, and pumps it into the aorta via the aortic valve.

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Diastolic Heart Failure - Treatment
... Rather, therapy should be directed at the root cause of the stiff left ventricle, with potential causes and aggravating factors like high blood pressure and diabetes treated ... to be better tolerated if the atrium is able to pump blood into the ventricles in a coordinated fashion ... a self-expanding device that attaches to the external surface of the left ventricle has been suggested, yet still awaits FDA approval ...
Left Ventricle - Additional Images
... Anterior (front) view of heart and lungs Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart Sectional view of left atrium and left ventricle. ...
Left Anterior Fascicular Block - Characteristics
... Normal activation of the left ventricle proceeds down the left bundle branch, which consist of two fascicles the left anterior fascicle and left posterior fascicle ... supplies the posterior and inferoposterior walls of the left ventricle and the anterior fascicle supplies the upper and anterior parts of the left ventricle ... Left Anterior Fascicular Block (LAFB), which is also known as Left Anterior Hemiblock (LAHB), occurs when a cardiac impulse spreads first through the left ...
Mustard Procedure
... The procedure employs a baffle to redirect caval blood flow to the left atrium which then pumps blood to the left ventricle which then pumps the deoxygenated blood to the ... heart, de-oxygenated blood is pumped into the lungs via the right ventricle ... Then it is distributed throughout the body via the left ventricle ...
Diastolic Heart Failure - Physiology of Diastolic Dysfunction
... be divided mathematically in several directions such as pathology of the left/systemic/body vs ... In optimal left sided performance of the heart, blood mass loads forward 60-80 times per minute in an unobstructed cascade from the lungs, into the pulmonary veins, then into ... When the left ventricle cannot be normally filled due to deterioration of preload, compliance and/or E/A ratio during diastole, the pressurized cascade begins to fail and ...

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