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 Staff Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerStephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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