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ventricle

Anatomy
1. a chamber of the heart, having thick muscular walls, that receives blood from the atrium and pumps it to the arteries
2. any one of the four main cavities of the vertebrate brain, which contain cerebrospinal fluid
3. any of various other small cavities in the body
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ventricle

[′ven·trə·kəl]
(anatomy)
A chamber, or one of two chambers, in the vertebrate heart which receives blood from the atrium and forces it into the arteries by contraction of the muscular wall.
One of the interconnecting, fluid-filled chambers of the vertebrate brain that are continuous with the canal of the spinal cord.
(zoology)
A cavity in a body part or organ.
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At least one good quality, three-dimensional right ventricle dataset was acquired in all patients before surgery and 6 months after surgery.
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The RVOT (right ventricle outflow tract) aneurysm is determined by right ventricle angiography image series.
A unique aspect of the repair was the placement of pledget-reinforced plication stitches in the atrialized right ventricle to create a vertical plication.
The anterior, posterior and inferior wall of the right ventricle was found to be completely shattered along with profuse bleeding.
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The right ventricle was regular in size and global contractility but was partially compressed and dislocated posteriorly, due to the massive enlargement of the right atrium.
This condition is characterized by a weakening of the right ventricle (lower chamber on the hearts right side), which pumps blood to the lungs to exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen.
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Bilal was treated with fontan procedure and right ventricle exclusion from circulation method, a critical surgerical procedure that took about five hours.
The normal heart contains left and right ventricles. Children with HLHS have a functioning right ventricle, but have a small left ventricle that can't support the systemic circulation.

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