Ventricle Size

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Ventricle Size

Post by Schnarr » Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:27 am

I was wondering which of heart ventricles was larger? I can't seem to find that information anywhere, and the right side appears larger in my textbook. :?:

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Post by mith » Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:11 am

Size or wall size?
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Post by MichaelXY » Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:14 am

Consider this, which side has more pressure?

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Post by Schnarr » Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:40 am

mith wrote:Size or wall size?

It would be nice to have an answer for both. In terms of volume I was thinking.

MichaelXY wrote:Consider this, which side has more pressure?

I'd presume the left side would have more pressure, does that make it smaller?

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:35 am

The ventricles are the same size, because they pump the same amount of blood. However, the wall of the left ventricle is much thicker because it needs to give rise to a much higher pressure. So, if you include the wall in your comparison, i would say the left is bigger.
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Post by Schnarr » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:13 pm

Thank You!

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