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right heart

the right atrium and right ventricle.
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right heart

(rīt hahrt)
The right atrium and right ventricle.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

right heart

The right atrium and ventricle. The right atrium receives deoxygenated blood from the body; the right ventricle pumps this blood to the lungs.
See also: heart
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Q. what causes the heart to race so fst it feels like it going to come right out your chest?

A. Too much caffeine or alcohol or food can sometimes cause your heart to race in an erratic way. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080111201910.htm Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) occur when the electrical impulses in your heart that coordinate your heartbeats don't function properly, causing your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly.

Arrhythmias are common and usually harmless. Most people have occasional, irregular heartbeats that may feel like a skipped, fluttering or racing heart. However, some heart arrhythmias may cause bothersome — sometimes even life-threatening — signs and symptoms.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-arrhythmias/DS00290 Hope this helps.

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In 2002, Tulzer et al .[2] reported their first successful attempts to perform pulmonary valvuloplasty in second trimester fetuses via a needle perforated through the RV to induce the development of the right heart. Up to now, 35 FCI cases were subsequently reported using similar procedures.