Organ: Ventricles

Ventricles: Lower two of the four chambers of the heart
Ventricles: The two lower chambers of the heart. The left ventricle is the main pumping chamber in the heart.1
Introduction: One of the two pumping chambers of the heart. The right ventricle receives oxygen-poor blood from the right atrium and pumps it to the lungs through the pulmonary artery. The left ventricle receives oxygen-rich blood from the left atrium and pumps it to the body through the aorta. 2
Condition count: 2 ; see list below.
Organ types: Heart (55)
Related organs: heart (55), atria (2), left ventricle (0), right ventricle (0)
Organs: all organs

Diseases list: The following list of medical conditions have 'Ventricles' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:


  • Atrial flutter ... ventricles


  • Ventricular fibrillation ... ventricles

    1. excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI
    2. excerpt from NHLBI, Facts About Primary Pulmonary Hypertension: NHLBI

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