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Which direction does the aortic valve pump in the heart?
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: Out
The heart muscle, specifically the ventricles contract or "pump".
When the left ventricle contracts, propelling blood out of the heart, the aortic valve opens allowing blood to exit the heart. The blood travels from the heart in your great artery called the aorta.

In brief: Out
The heart muscle, specifically the ventricles contract or "pump".
When the left ventricle contracts, propelling blood out of the heart, the aortic valve opens allowing blood to exit the heart. The blood travels from the heart in your great artery called the aorta.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It opens
In direction of aorta.

In brief: It opens
In direction of aorta.
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Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Does not
Aortic valve does not pump.
It closes and opens and when it opens it allows blood to leave the heart (left ventricle) to go to the rest of the body.

In brief: Does not
Aortic valve does not pump.
It closes and opens and when it opens it allows blood to leave the heart (left ventricle) to go to the rest of the body.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Donald Thomas
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Away
When the aortic valve opens it allows blood to leave the heart.

In brief: Away
When the aortic valve opens it allows blood to leave the heart.
Dr. Donald Thomas
Dr. Donald Thomas
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