Function Of The Heart

Dr. Harry Aldrich, Medical Director, Echocardiography, EKG and Stress Testing with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, explains the heart is a pump that has two sets of pumps: one on the right side and one on the left side, and four chambers of the heart where the blood is received and then moved to the pump. "The blood is received into the right chamber, and then goes into the right ventricle. Then, it is pumped to the heart, through the lungs to receive oxygen," he says and points out a malfunction can cause diseases, such as stenosis, which means the valve is getting tight, and does not move correctly.

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