A 38-year-old member asked:
what are the functions of an aortic valve?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Charles Jost answered
35 years experience Cardiology
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.
Answered on Oct 27, 2016
Dr. Nassir Azimi answered
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
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.
Answered on Aug 30, 2018
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