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What Is The Purpose Of An Aortic Valve
A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more
Between LV and Ao: The aortic valve is a passive flap valve with three leaflets which opens as the left ventricle (LV) ejects blood into the Aorta (Ao). After ejection, the LV relaxes, and when LV pressure is lower than Ao pressure, the aortic valve flaps closed, preventing blood from leaking (regurgitating) back into the heart. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aortic Valve Disease: Depends what condition you're asking about. There is a difference between leaking and narrowing, and then within each condition, progress is depending upon the cause of the problem. Since many parameters are involved, discuss with your doctor who has all the needed info. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of things: Used to be rheumatic heart disease but we see that infrequently now. Congenital problems, like a bicuspid aortic valve. Hypertension. Dissecting aneurysm. Syphilis. Marfan's syndrome. Ankylosing spondylitis. Reiter's syndrome. Lupus. Infection (endocarditis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aortic Valve: The aortic valve functions as a valve -no surprise here-. So it can either leak or be restricted (stenotic). Both conditions, when severe, need to be corrected. This is usual done by replacing the defective valve with an artificial one. There are many conditions/diseases that can cause the valve to leak or be restricted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The aortic valve is one of 4 valves in the heart, each of which separates 2 cardiac chambers. It opens when blood is actively ejected from the left ventricle into the aorta artery, to be carried to the rest of the body. It then closes firmly to prevent blood from flowing backwards, while it passively continues to flow forward to body's vital organs. When next heartbeat ...Read more
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