bicuspid valve


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

bicuspid valve

bicuspid valve

n
(Anatomy) another name for mitral valve

mi′tral valve`


n.
the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart, consisting of two triangular flaps of tissue, that prevents blood from flowing back into the atrium when the ventricle contracts. Also called bicuspid valve. Compare tricuspid valve.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bicuspid valve - valve with two cuspsbicuspid valve - valve with two cusps; situated between the left atrium and the left ventricle
atrioventricular valve - either of two heart valves through which blood flows from the atria to the ventricles; prevents return of blood to the atrium
References in periodicals archive ?
The presence of both bicuspid valve per se and aortic stenosis could have contributed to the development of aortic dilatation in the index case.
He also talked about Tetralogy of Fallout another common problem, congenital aortic stenosis, bicuspid valve and then discussed implications in their management.
A bicuspid valve has only two leaflets and is at higher risk for problems later in life.
Underlying pathology may vary from congenitally bicuspid valve, to it becoming calcified secondary to rheumatic heart disease.
The cause of aortic stenosis was rheumatic in 4, bicuspid valve in 27 and degenerative calcification in 16 patients.