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The aortic valve has three flaps that work like a one-way gate. When
the heart pumps, the aortic valve opens to allow oxygen-rich blood to flow from
the left ventricle into the aorta. When the heart rests between beats, the
aortic valve closes to keep blood from flowing backward into the heart.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, ElectrophysiologySpecialist Medical ReviewerStephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
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