Path of blood flow through the bodyPaper Rating: Word Count: 252 Approx Pages: 1
To begin, deoxygenated blood, (which is blood that does not carry much oxygen and carries mostly carbon dioxide), flows from the rest of the body through the Superior vena cava, then into the Right atrium and through the Tricuspid valve. From here the deoxygenated blood travels from the Tricuspid valve and into the Right ventricle, then through the pulmonary arteries. The Pulmonary arteries then pump the deoxygenated blood to the Lungs. This is where the deoxygenated blood releases waste gases and picks up oxygen. This process makes the blood oxygenated, (which is blood that is rich in oxygen). The newly oxygenated blood returns to the heart by first going through the Inferior vena cava and then through the Pulmonary veins and into the Left atrium. From here the oxygenated blood flows from the Left atrium and through the Mitral valve to the Left ventricle. The oxygenated blood is then pumped from the Left ventricle to the Aorta, which is the largest blood vessel in the body. The Aorta then pumps the oxygenated blood to all the rest of the body. This is the path of blood flow through the body. In conclusion the path of the blood flow through the body is a very complicated pathway and it is very difficult to remember. I have tried to explain it as detailed as I possibly could and I hope that you know more about the path of blood flow through the body.