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What are the functions of an aortic valve?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
See below: The aortic valve is the outflow valve and it is located on the left side of the heart. It opens to allow blood to leave the left ventricle and it closes to prevent backflow of blood into the ventricle.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 24 years experience
Many: During systole when the heart is pumping blood out to the aorta, the aortic valve has to open to allow blood to flow out to the tissues. When the heart begins to fill (during diastole) the aortic valve closes to prevent leaking back of systemic blood into the left ventricle.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the function of aortic valve?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Aortic Valve: The aortic valve is an integral part of the heart and is located between the left ventricle and the aorta. It opens when the left ventricle contracts (systole) and allows blood to be pumped into the aorta. It closes when the left ventricle fills (diastole). It's function is to prevent blood from flowing back from the aorta while the heart is filling.
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Where is the aortic valve?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Between LV & aorta: It is the part of the heart between the outflow tract of the left ventricle and the beginning of the aorta.

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