Tag: Heart Valves: The Heart’s Gateways

<strong>Heart Valves: The Heart’s Gateways</strong>

Heart Valves: The Heart’s Gateways

This week I’d like to start a series of blogs relating to valvular heart disease, starting with a description of the heart valves and how they work. We have four valves in our hearts and their purpose is to keep blood moving in a single direction. They open during one phase of the cardiac cycle (systole or diastole, depending on which valve…

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