Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tricuspid Valve

We just learned that there are heart valves that control the flow of blood in the chambers of the heart.

One of the valves is called the tricuspid valve, which is between the right atrium and right ventricle.

When blood comes in and fills up the right atrium, the tricuspid valve opens, letting all the blood flow into the right ventricle.
Then it closes to keep the blood from flowing back into the right atrium.

(from: wikipedia - tricuspid valve)

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