The aortic valve is a located between the left ventricle of the heart, and the aorta pipe, and is the last heart valve through which blood flows to the body. The valve closes when the left ventricle relaxes to prevent blood flowing back towards the heart.It can be affected by diseases restrict leaflet motion producing aortic stenosis. In some cases, a weakness in the aortic wall, or in the aortic valve leaflet produce a leaky valve which is called aortic regurgitation.
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Tue 28 February 2017
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