Heart valve

a flap of tissue that prevent backflow of blood around the heart

A heart valve normally allows blood to flow in only one direction through the heart.

Heart valves
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Valves of the heart in motion, the front wall of the heart is removed in this image.
Details
SystemCardiovascular
Identifiers
MeSHD006351
FMA7110
Anatomical terminology

The four valves are commonly represented in a mammalian heart that determines the pathway of blood flow through the heart.

A heart valve opens or closes incumbent on differential blood pressure on each side.[1][2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Heart Valves". American Heart Association, Inc – 10000056 Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia. American Heart Association, Inc. Retrieved 2010-08-05.
  2. Klabunde, RE (2009-07-02). "Pressure Gradients". Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts. Richard E. Klabunde. Retrieved 2010-08-06.
  3. Klabunde, RE (2007-04-05). "Cardiac Valve Disease". Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts. Richard E. Klabunde. Retrieved 2010-08-06.