Aortic valve



a semilunar valve between the aorta and the left ventricle of the heart that prevents the blood from flowing back into the left ventricle.
Contemporary Examples

Even though he underwent an aortic valve replacement in 2008, he insists he has no intention of retiring anytime soon.
Jim Lehrer’s Cross-Country Fantasy Sandra McElwaine April 23, 2010

The hard work began after Walters had her aortic valve replaced with one from a cow.
Barbara Walters Opens Up About Her Heart Surgery Howard Kurtz February 1, 2011

Historical Examples

The aortic valve has the same structure as the pulmonary, though the cusps are more massive.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2 Various

He describes all the varying forms of affections of the aortic valve, with their various clinical manifestations.
Makers of Modern Medicine James J. Walsh

He maintained that disease of the aortic valve should receive the name Corrigan’s disease.
Makers of Modern Medicine James J. Walsh

aortic valve n.
The valve between the left ventricle of the heart and the ascending aorta, consisting of three semilunar cusps.
aortic valve
(ā-ôr’tĭk)
A valve located in the aorta that prevents the backflow of blood to the left ventricle.

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