4. Mitral and Aortic Valves Anatomy for Surgeons and Interventionalists

  1. Farhood Saremi MD Professor3,
  2. Stephan Achenbach MD Professor4,
  3. Eloisa Arbustini MD, FESC Prof.ssa Specialista Direttore5 and
  4. Jagat Narula MD, PhD, FACC, FRCP Professor Chief Director6,7,8,9
  1. Horia Muresian MD, PhD1,2

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323191.ch4

Revisiting Cardiac Anatomy: A Computed-Tomography-Based Atlas and Reference

Revisiting Cardiac Anatomy: A Computed-Tomography-Based Atlas and Reference

How to Cite

Muresian, H. (2010) Mitral and Aortic Valves Anatomy for Surgeons and Interventionalists, in Revisiting Cardiac Anatomy: A Computed-Tomography-Based Atlas and Reference (eds F. Saremi, S. Achenbach, E. Arbustini and J. Narula), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323191.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Cardiology, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

  3. 5

    Centro Malattie Genetiche Cardiovascolari, Area Trapiantologica, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy

  4. 6

    School of Medicine, Irvine, CA, USA

  5. 7

    UC Irvine Douglas Hospital, Irvine, CA, USA

  6. 8

    Memorial Heart & Vascular Institute, Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Irvine, CA, USA

  7. 9

    Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced CV Technology, School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    San Donato Milan, Italy

  2. 2

    The University Hospital of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 29 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194693

Online ISBN: 9781444323191

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Keywords:

  • mitral and aortic valves anatomy - for surgeons and interventionalists;
  • position of valves;
  • collective description - of mitral and aortic valves;
  • aortic leaflet of mitral valve and mitral aortic curtain - changing their shape during phases of cardiac cycle;
  • mitral-aortic curtain, continuing with interleaflet triangle - between left and nonfacing sinuses of aorta;
  • mitral valvar complex;
  • funnel-shaped disposition - of mitral valve;
  • left atrioventricular orifice - The Mitral “Annulus”;
  • vascularization of aortic root;
  • normal functioning of mitral and aortic valves

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Position of the Valves

  • The Collective Description of the Mitral and Aortic Valves

  • The Mitral Valvar Complex

  • The Mitral Valve Leaflets

  • The Left Atrioventricular Orifice: The Mitral “Annulus”

  • The Mitral Subvalvar Apparatus: Cords and Papillary Muscles

  • Particular Elements of the Mitral Valve: Commissures and Mitral-aortic Curtain

  • The Normal Asymmetry of the Mitral Valve

  • The Vascularization of the Mitral Valve

  • The Aortic Root

  • The Vascularization of the Aortic Root

  • The Normal Functioning of the Mitral and Aortic Valves

  • References