Heart valve

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

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

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]

References[change | change source]

  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.