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Left Ventricle
Aortic Valve Apex Free Wall Left Ventricular Bands Mitral Valve Papillary Muscles Interventricular Septum
Visible Heart (functional)
Perfusion Fixed (endoscope)
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Comparative Imaging

Between left ventricle and aorta; includes noncoronary (posterior semilunar), right coronary (semilunar) and left coronary (semilunar) cusps

Opens during systole; blood is ejected from left ventricle into aorta.
Closes during diastole; prevents reflux from aorta into left ventricle.

Importance in cardiovascular diseases:
Aortic stenosis (genetic or acquired), aortic regurgitation.

Importance in device delivery:
Artificial valves - bioprosthetic (xenograft, homograft) and mechanical.




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