Circulación de la sangre a través del corazón

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Circulación de la sangre a través del corazón

El corazón es un órgano muscular que impulsa de forma constante sangre rica en oxígeno al cerebro y las extremidades, y transporta sangre pobre en oxígeno desde el cerebro y las extremidades a los pulmones, para obtener oxígeno. La sangre llega a la aurícula derecha del corazón desde el organismo, se mueve al ventrículo derecho y es impulsada dentro de las arterias pulmonares, en los pulmones. Después de que recoge oxígeno, la sangre retorna al corazón a través de las venas pulmonares dentro de la aurícula izquierda hacia el ventrículo izquierdo y sale hacia los tejidos del organismo a través de la aorta.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/23/2012
  • Michael M. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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