Aortic Valve

The aortic valve is one of the valves of the heart. It normally has three leaflets, although in 1% of the population it is found to congenitally have two leaflets. It lies between the left ventricle and the aorta.

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Bentall Procedure - Alternatives
... The Bentall operation entails replacement of the aortic valve, aortic root and ascending aorta, but other operations may be used when all three components are not involved ... Normal aortic root The re-implantation of the coronary arteries is prone to complications, and aortic root replacement should be avoided when possible ... The aortic valve and ascending aorta can be replaced in separate steps, without root replacement ...
Aortic Valve Area Calculation - Planimetry
... Planimetry is the tracing out of the opening of the aortic valve in a still image obtained during echocardiographic acquisition during ventricular ... While this method directly measures the valve area, the image may be difficult to obtain due to artifacts during echocardiography, and the measurements are dependent on the technician who has to ... Because of these reasons, planimetry of aortic valve is not routinely performed ...
Charles A. Hufnagel
1989) was an American surgeon who in the early 1950s invented the first artificial heart valve ... in the placement of the artificial aortic valve ... Hufnagel Artificial Heart Valve in the collection of the National Museum of Health and Medicine In 1950, Dr ...
Aortic Valve - Additional Images
... from above A mechanical artificial heart valve with a pivoting disc A replaceable model of Cardiac Biological Valve Prosthesis Front of thorax, showing surface relations of bones, lungs (purple ... Heart valves are labeled with "B", "T", "A", and "P" Micrograph of a papillary fibroelastoma, a benign tumour seen on heart valves Apical view of valves Aortic ...
Aortic Valve Area Calculation - The Gorlin Equation
... The Gorlin equation states that the aortic valve area is equal to the flow through the aortic valve during ventricular systole divided by the systolic ... The flow across the aortic valve is calculated by taking the cardiac output (measured in liters/minute) and dividing it by the heart rate (to give output per cardiac cycle) and then ... The Gorlin equation is related to flow across the valve ...