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Where is the aortic valve?
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Dr. Alan Heldman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alan Heldman
Dr. Alan Heldman
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Dr. Donald Thomas
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: Heart
The aortic valve is located at the junction of the heart and the aorta.
Looking down the aorta (picture) one can see the three leaflets of the valve. Below the leaflets is the left ventricular outflow tract.

In brief: Heart
The aortic valve is located at the junction of the heart and the aorta.
Looking down the aorta (picture) one can see the three leaflets of the valve. Below the leaflets is the left ventricular outflow tract.
Dr. Donald Thomas
Dr. Donald Thomas
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Between LV & aorta
It is the part of the heart between the outflow tract of the left ventricle and the beginning of the aorta.

In brief: Between LV & aorta
It is the part of the heart between the outflow tract of the left ventricle and the beginning of the aorta.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Front door
The valve connecting the heart to the aorta --.

In brief: Front door
The valve connecting the heart to the aorta --.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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