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What are the functions of an aortic valve?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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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.

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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. Charles Jost
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
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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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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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