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a small cavity or chamber, as in the brain or heart.
ventricle of Arantius
1. the rhomboid fossa, especially its lower end.
fourth ventricle a median cavity in the hindbrain, containing cerebrospinal fluid.
ventricle of larynx the space between the true and false vocal cords.
lateral ventricle the cavity in each cerebral hemisphere, derived from the cavity of the embryonic tube, containing cerebrospinal fluid.
left ventricle the lower chamber of the left side of the heart, which pumps oxygenated blood out through the aorta to all the tissues of the body.
Morgagni's ventricle ventricle of larynx.
pineal ventricle an extension of the third ventricle into the stalk of the pineal body.
right ventricle the lower chamber of the right side of the heart, which pumps venous blood through the pulmonary trunk and arteries to the capillaries of the lung.
third ventricle a narrow cleft below the corpus callosum, within the diencephalon between the two thalami.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

right ven·tri·cle (RV),

the lower chamber on the right side of the heart that receives the venous blood from the right atrium and drives it by the contraction of its walls into the pulmonary artery.
Synonym(s): ventriculus dexter [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

right vent·ri·cle

(rīt ven'tri-kĕl) [TA]
The lower chamber on the right side of the heart that receives the venous blood from the right atrium and drives it by the contraction of its walls into the pulmonary artery.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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In particular, right ventricle echocardiographic evaluation has been limited in the past due to the complex structure and anatomy of the right ventricle, but the measurement of tricuspid annulus movement by two-dimensional analysis has been proven to be accurate, feasible, simple, and reproducible in both normal and pathological patients [16].
Transposition of the great vessels involves having the aorta arising from the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery originating from the left ventricle.
As part of the workup, a CMRI was obtained, including a dedicated and comprehensive wall motion analysis delayed-enhancement imaging (DE) of the left and right ventricles after 0.2 mmol/kg of the contrast agent management.
When feasible, the atrialized portion of the right ventricle was plicated by the sutures used to attach the prosthesis.
The respiratory system and the abdomen were the sites most commonly affected in association with penetrating cardiac trauma in our series, a result similarly seen in other studies.8 The most commonly affected site of penetrating cardiac trauma in our case series was the right ventricle followed by the left ventricle, right atrium and left atrium; very similar to results from other studies.3
The aorta arises from the right ventricle via a subaortic infundibulum while the pulmonary artery arises directly from the left ventricle.
Caption: Figure 1: (a) A 4-chamber view: bizarre configuration of the right ventricle (RV), large aneurysm at the apex of the RV, and the remaining functional part, bulked myocardium.
[10], two types of idiopathic dilation of the right atrium can be described: one directly connected to a degenerative process of unknown aetiology affecting the atrial myocardium during foetal age and the other, a congenital absence of atrial myocardium and secondary absence of conduction tissue, that is, a true aneurysmal dilation of the right atrium, analogous to Uhl's disease of the right ventricle. The first may have a more benign course, while the second may have associated conduction defects and poor long-term prognosis, including sudden death.
Flexible laryngoscopy demonstrates a laryngeal hemangioma emanating from the right ventricle.
Current treatment--called "single-ventricle palliation"--uses the right ventricle to support the entire circulation through a series of surgeries.
The normal heart cont ains left and right ventricles. Children with HLHS have a functioning right ventricle, but have a small left ventricle that can'tsupport the systemic circulation.

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