Pathway of blood flow through the heart
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Unoxygenated blood blood enters the right atrium from the superior and inferior vanae cavae.
The blood flows through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle.
From the right ventricle, the blood flows through the pulmonic valve into the pulmonary artery.
The right and left pulmonary arteries carry unoxygenated blood to the right and left lungs for gas exchange.
The blood releases carbon dioxide as waste and picks up a fresh supply of oxygen.
The oxygenated blood flows through fpur pulmonary veins from the lungs into the left atrium.
From the left atrium, the blood flows through the bicuspid, or mitral valve into the left ventricle.
Left ventricular contraction forces blood through the aortic valve into the aorta for distribution to the systemic circulation