The Heart Flashcards

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Note: We may include questions that have multiple correct answers. It’s useful to remember specific examples to understand these concepts better.

What is the main function of the heart?

The heart pumps blood all around the body and through the lungs.

Where is the heart located?

The heart is located in the thoracic (chest) cavity, slightly to the left of the centre of the chest.

What are the four chambers of the heart?

The left atrium, right atrium, left ventricle and right ventricle.

Why do the ventricles have thicker walls than the atria?

The ventricles have thicker walls because they pump blood around the body, generating greater pressure, whereas the atria only pump blood into the ventricles.

What is the function of the heart valves?

Heart valves stop blood from flowing backwards, creating a one-way flow.

Why is the left ventricle wall thicker than the right ventricle wall?

The left ventricle wall is thicker because it pumps blood at high pressure around the whole body, while the right ventricle only pumps blood to the lungs, generating lower pressure.

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