Equine Normal Valves
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Normal Mitral Valve
  • Two Primary Leaflets
    -Septal (largest) and free wall (smaller) leaflets
  • Variable number of accessory leaflets (smallest)
  • Variable distribution of chordal attachments to 2 papillary muscles
  • Proper coaptation depends upon normal function of the leaflets, chordae tendineae, papillary muscles and associated ventricular myocardium
Normal Tricuspid Valve
  • 3 leaflets
    -Cranial
    -Septal
    -Free wall
  • Proper coaptation depends upon normal function of the leaflets, chordae tendineae, papillary muscles and associated ventricular myocardium
Normal Aortic Valve
  • 3 primary leaflets
    -Right and left coronary leaflet (cusp)

              -Right and left coronary arteries originate from their respective sinus of Valsalva.
    -Noncoronary leaflet (cusp)
Normal Pulmonic Valve
  • 3 leaflets

Copyright 1999 University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Virginia Reef
Student: Jeff Horst  V'02
Date this page was last updated: July 29, 2002