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How did the mitral valve get its name?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Latin: mitre
The valve is shaped like a bishop's mitre (a latin word) hence the name mitral for the 2 leaflet, left sided heart valve.

In brief: Latin: mitre
The valve is shaped like a bishop's mitre (a latin word) hence the name mitral for the 2 leaflet, left sided heart valve.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Mitral valve
The mitral valve got its name because its shape is similar to that of a bishop's miter.

In brief: Mitral valve
The mitral valve got its name because its shape is similar to that of a bishop's miter.
Dr. Mark Milunski
Dr. Mark Milunski
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