Mitral valve

Anatomy of the mitral valve The mitral valve or bicuspid valve is one of the four valves of the heart and is located between the left ventricle and the left atrium. The name mitral valve derives from its appearance. It resembles a bishop’s mitre and was therefore named after it. It belongs to the sail … Read more

Pulmonary valve

Anatomy The pulmonary valve is one of the four valves of the heart and is located between the large pulmonary artery (truncus pulmonalis) and the right main chamber. The pulmonary valve is a pocket valve and usually consists of 3 pocket valves in total. These include: The pockets have an indentation which fill with blood … Read more

Tricuspid valve

The tricuspid valve belongs to the four valves of the heart and is located between the right ventricle and the right atrium. It belongs to the sail valves and consists of three sails (cuspis = sails). The tricuspid valve is located in the right ventricle and is attached to the papillary muscles with so-called tendon … Read more

Aortic valve

Anatomy of the aortic valve The aortic valve is one of the four heart valves and is located between the main artery (aorta) and the left ventricle. The aortic valve is a pocket valve and usually consists of a total of 3 pocket valves. Sometimes, however, there are only two pocket valves. The pockets have … Read more