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Blood Flow in the Heart

 Blood comes back to the heart via the veins. The small veins join together to form larger veins, which in turn join to form the two largest veins, the Superior (higher) Vena Cava and the Inferior (lower) Vena Cava. The blood returns to the heart via these huge veins. This blood is poor in oxygen. The right atrium accepts this blood and sends it to the right ventricle, which sends it to the lungs for oxygenation (saturation of blood with oxygen).

Passage through the lungs enriches the oxygen levels in blood.

This oxygenated blood comes to the left atrium, goes to the left ventricle via the mitral valve, and is pushed into the large aorta by the powerful contractions of the left ventricle.

The walls between the two atria and the two ventricles separate the oxygen-rich blood from the oxygen-poor blood.

Any defects or holes in the walls lead to mixing of blood and causes illness. Such defects are usually present from birth and need correction by surgery or nonsurgical interventional treatment.

To make sure your blood pumping is in the best of touch, please let us service you by getting you a full health checkup at CIMS Hospital in Gujarat, so to ensure you are fit and fine, and can experience all the joys in life with your family, loved ones and everyone you wish to be with. Dr. Keyur Parikh and the healthy heart team in Ahmedabad would want you to be able to live a wonderful life with happiness! Keep your blood flowing and always be happy!