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What are the similarities between the heart valve and the epiglottis?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Valve

Well... A heart valve is like a check valve, directing blood in one direction and preventing back flow.
The epiglottis prevents food from entering the main bronchus (air pipe) when you swallow and as such can be seen as performing a valve-like function.

In brief: Valve

Well... A heart valve is like a check valve, directing blood in one direction and preventing back flow.
The epiglottis prevents food from entering the main bronchus (air pipe) when you swallow and as such can be seen as performing a valve-like function.
Dr. Bart Denys
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: There are both

Valves.

In brief: There are both

Valves.
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