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Valves of the Heart: There is four valves located within the heart. They are the pulmonary valve, the tricuspid valve, the mitral valve, and the aortic valve. The role of the valves of the heart is to ensure that blood flows through the chambers of the heart in only one direction. In a healthy person, the valves have either two or three flaps of tissue (cusps) that open in one direction as blood is pumped through them. The valves then close and make a seal to prevent the backflow of blood in the wrong direction. The valves are opened by the increased pressure created by the pumping action of the chambers of the heart.
Conditions that afflict the valves of the heart include valvular heart disease, mitral valve prolapse, regurgitation, atresia, stenosis, myocardial infarction, infection, congenital valve disease, and heart disease.
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