Aortic and Pulmonic Valves


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Aortic and Pulmonic Valves
Aortic and Pulmonic ValvesThe aortic and pulmonic valves consist of three semilunar cusps that are embedded within connective tissue. The cusps are attached to a fibrous ring that is embedded in the ventricular septum. The leaflets of the three cusps are lined with endothelial cells and have a dense collagenous core that is adjacent to the aortic side of the leaflets.A leaflet of an aortic valve is shown in Fig. 6.2. Note the different shapes of the leaflets of the mitral valve as shown in Fig. 6.3. The side of the valve leaflet that is adjacent to the aorta is a fibrous layer within…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Aortic and Pulmonic Valves, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export