The heart is a muscular organ in your chest and is about the size of a closed fist. Its primary purpose is to pump blood to the rest of the body. The heart pumps blood following an electrical signal that causes a contraction of the heart. The heart is divided into four chambers which include the right atrium, right ventricle, left atrium, and left ventricle.
The left ventricle is the most important chamber in the heart as it is responsible for supplying a sufficient amount of blood to the rest of the body’s organs. It is important that it is functioning properly to support the overall well-being of the body.
A heart attack is caused by a narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries which supply blood to the heart. This causes structural damage to the heart’s left ventricle.
Two problems that may occur to the left ventricle after a heart attack are scarring and dilation, which if not treated, will eventually lead to a heart failure.