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What is the purpose of an aortic valve?

What is the purpose of an aortic valve?

Help: When the heart contracts it squirts blood into the aorta; the aortic valve keeps the blood from flowing back into the heart (left ventricle). ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Valve (Definition)

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


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What is an aortic valve?

What is an aortic valve?

See Below: The aortic valve lies between the left ventricle and the aorta. The left ventricle contracts and sends oxygenated blood to the body, it then relaxes and the aortic valve closes to prevent the blood from returning to the heart. ...Read more

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Where is the aortic valve?

Where is the aortic valve?

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 more

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What is in the aortic valve?

What is in the aortic valve?

Left side: 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. ...Read more

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What is aortic valve disease?

What is aortic valve disease?

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 more

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What is an aortic valve disorder?

What is an aortic valve disorder?

Abnormal valve: The aortic valve is the valve leading out of the heart to the aorta. It may be thickened or calcified. It may then become narrowed. It may also leak. It may become infected, causing damage. ...Read more

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Where is the aortic valve located?

Where is the aortic valve located?

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). ...Read more

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What is the size of the aortic valve?

What is the size of the aortic valve?

1.5-2: 1.5 - 2 CM squared is a normal aortic valve area, though body size must be taken into account. ...Read more

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What is the function of aortic valve?

What is the function of aortic valve?

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. ...Read more

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What is another name for aortic valve?

What is another name for aortic valve?

Semi-lunar: It is one of 2 semi-lunar valves (the other is the pulmonic valve) but the aortic valve per se has no other unique name (in english). ...Read more

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What is an extension on the aortic valve?

Vegetation? : I'm assuming you mean a pathological extension? It's a vegetation and is due to infection. ...Read more

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What are the functions of an aortic valve?

What are the functions of an aortic valve?

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. ...Read more

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What is insufficiency of the aortic valve?

Aortic valve leak.: Aortic valve leak is called aortic insuffiency.It can be due to multiple causes such as rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis, aortic root aneurysm, endocarditis etc. ...Read more

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How quickly does the aortic valve progress?

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 more

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What does the aortic valve do during systole?

Open: The aortic vave is open during systole allowing blood to be ejected from the heart. ...Read more

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What causes insufficiency of the aortic valve?

What causes insufficiency of the aortic valve?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of aortic valve insufficiency?

Shortness of breath: If valve insufficiency is mild or moderate, you may not have any symptoms. Severe valve insufficiency causes significant back flow of the blood causing enlarged heart chamber and congestion of blood to structure before the valve (lung or liver) causing shortness of breath and heart failure symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if enlarged aortic valve in a small child?

What to do if enlarged aortic valve in a small child?

See a cardiologist: Your child needs to see a pediatric cardiologist. Size of the valve is only one consideration in evaluating and following up congenital heart disease. Follow-up ultrasounds will need to be performed to monitor the valve and overall function of the heart. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aortic valve?

Exit door of heart: 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 comes, it opens again. ...Read more

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Aortic Valve (Definition)

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


Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more