Vista superior de válvulas cardíacas
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Existen cuatro válvulas localizadas en el corazón. Cada una contiene dos o tres pliegues de tejido delgado. Cuando se cierra, la válvula evita que la sangre regrese a su ubicación anterior. Al abrir, la sangre fluye libremente. Los problemas de la válvula pueden deberse a anomalías congénitas, infección u otras causas.
- Last Reviewed on 05/14/2012
- Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD, Specializing in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland, TX. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
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