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What happens when the lungs receive blood from the left atrium of the heart?

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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Lungs

Normally the lungs do not receive blood from the left atrium. Blood travels from the right atrium to the right ventricle to the lungs and then comes back from the lungs to the left atrium to the left ventricle and is then pumped out through the aorta to the rest of the body.

In brief: Lungs

Normally the lungs do not receive blood from the left atrium. Blood travels from the right atrium to the right ventricle to the lungs and then comes back from the lungs to the left atrium to the left ventricle and is then pumped out through the aorta to the rest of the body.
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