Vista superior de válvulas cardíacas

Existen cuatro válvulas localizadas en el corazón. Cada una contiene dos o tres pliegues de tejido delgado. Cuando se cierra, la válvula evita que la sangre regrese a su ubicación anterior. Al abrir, la sangre fluye libremente. Los problemas de la válvula pueden deberse a anomalías congénitas, infección u otras causas.Vista superior de válvulas cardíacas

Revision

Last reviewed 5/14/2012 by Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD, Specializing in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland, TX. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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