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What valves are involved in the heart?

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The atria and ventricles work together, contracting and relaxing to pump blood out of the heart in a coordinated and rhythmic fashion. As blood leaves each chamber of the heart, it passes through a valve. There are four heart valves within the heart:

The tricuspid and mitral valves lie between the atria and ventricles. The aortic and pulmonic valves lie between the ventricles and the major blood vessels leaving the heart.

  • Mitral valve
  • Tricuspid valve
  • Aortic valve
  • Pulmonic (or pulmonary) valve

From: How Your Heart Works WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: National Heart Blood Lung Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 08, 2017

SOURCE: National Heart Blood Lung Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 08, 2017

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