Compare the structure, function and coronary circulation of the right and left ventricles.

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College Answer

The question sought information on the structure (anatomy), function (physiology) and vascular supply of the right and left ventricle. Good answers provided detail in each section e.g. values for ventricular pressure rather than simply stating “high- and low-pressure systems”. Many marks may be gained by a simple anatomical description & labelled PV loop for each ventricle. Many candidates focussed solely on the coronary circulation, to which only a proportion of the marks were allocated