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Aortic Valve Disease

About the Aortic Valve

  • One of four valves that controls the flow of blood into and out of your heart.
  • Aortic Valve–Opened and Closed
  • Oxygen-rich blood is pumped out of your heart from the left ventricle into the aorta (largest and main artery leading to the rest of the body) through the aortic valve.
  • Has three cusps or flaps that control the direction and flow of blood.

What is Aortic Valve Disease?

Aortic valve disease refers to damage to the aortic valve, causing it not to function properly, including:

Contact Information

Cardiac Surgery
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lowry Medical Office Building, 2A
110 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215