Tag: Heart Valves

Heart Valves: Gateways Inside the Heart

Heart Valves: Gateways Inside the Heart

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 one direction.  They open during one phase (systole or diastole, depending on which valve it is) of…

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