Blood flows from the inferior and superior vena cava into the right atrium, it then flows into the right ventricle where it is pummped from there via pulmonary artery so that it can pickup oxygen from the lungs then the oxygen rich blood returns through thye pulmonary vain into the left atrium. through there, it goes to the left ventricle and then to the Aorta, which distributes the blood and then the blood begins the entire process over again.
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i get intermittent heart palps with heart racing that can last for hours i don,t know if it is related to blood sugar, stress, hormones or real heart disease it is scary i am a 47 y.o. female with elev a1c, lots of stress, elev cholest but normal periods so far. how concerned should i be?
I am scheduled for a Nuclear Profusion test - after my stress/treadmill test showed - or my understanding of it - a less than full blip on the upper row of one of the pages of the EKG and after my bp went to 200. I felt fine the whole time. I assume this next test is to see the heart muscle image - question: is this to determine blood flow to the heart - or see any blockage problems - If problems, does this usually mean blockage, valve problem, and is surgery or medicine usually indicated when... etc. I have had an aortic valve insufficiency from birth - always told it was minor .
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