Parts Of The Heart
Inside the human body, there are many parts of the heart. Your heart is very powerful like a strong muscle, because it can pump blood to all parts of the body. The heart is about the size of your hand when it is closed. Here is where you can learn more information about the parts of the heart.
- Right Ventricle. Located in the lower right chamber, the right ventricle gets its deoxygenated blood from the upper right atrium. The right ventricle then pumps deoxygenated blood to the lungs by way of the pulmonary arteries.
- Right Atrium. In the upper right chamber sits the right atrium. This part of the heart has two large veins and their primary function is to send deoxygenated blood to the upper body and the lower body.
- Left Ventricle. Positioned in the lower left chamber, the left ventricle obtains oxygenated blood from the left atrium. The left ventricle is very thick which gives it the ability to send oxygenated blood to other areas of the body.
- Left Atrium. In the top left part of the heart is the left atrium; the left atrium receives oxygenated blood from the pulmonary veins. Keep in mind that the left atrium holds oxygenated blood and the right atrium holds deoxygenated blood.
- Septum. The septum is the lining between the right side of the heart and the left side of the heart. There is also a septum that is located between the atriums and the ventricles.
- Superior Vena Cava. The superior vena cava is one of the major veins in the upper part of the heart. It is also known as the great vein and it pumps deoxygenated blood to the brain and upper body areas.
- Inferior Vena Cava. The inferior vena cava makes sure that the blood from your feet and legs is carried back up to the right atrium. Your inferior vein will transport deoxygenated blood.
- Aorta. In the center top of the heart is the aorta, and it is your largest blood vessel. The aorta passes oxygenated blood to the left side of the heart.
- Pulmonary Veins. (say PULL-muh-ary) Pulmonary veins tote blue or oxygenated blood to the left atrium.
- Pulmonary Arteries. Pulmonary arteries ship blood from the right ventricle and drop it off in the lungs. There are many more parts of the heart. This is basic information to help inform the reader about the human heart.