Aortic valve stenosis

Author(s): Martin Nelson, Dr Mark Hamilton

Hospital: Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol Royal Infirmary

Reference: RAD Magazine, 41, 478, 16-17

Excerpt: 

The aortic valve (AoV) is one of the semi lunar valves of the heart and has three leaflets of equal size, which have their bases connected to the aortic wall and have a coaptation zone where their leaflet edges meet. The aortic valve opens and closes depending on the pressure difference between the left ventricle (LV) and the aorta (Ao).

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