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More about the Heart: Four Heart Valves

 The atria receive blood from all the parts of the body and the lungs and push it into the ventricles.

The ventricles contract and push blood through the huge Aorta and Pulmonary Artery and then through the whole body and the lungs respectively.

In this way, the heart keeps the blood  flowing  through the body, constantly.

If for any reason the ventricles are overloaded, gradually the heart will become weak.

Ventricles push the blood and make it flow, but equally important are the heart valves, which allow blood flow  in only the desired direction.

There are four heart valves. The mitral valve is the biggest, and lies between the left atrium and the  left ventricle. The tricuspid valve regulates the blood flow between the right atrium and the right ventricle.

 The blood always flows from the atria to the ventricles. If it flows in the reverse direction, from ventricles to the atria it is a sign of a major heart disease.

The other two valves in the heart are at the root of the aorta (aortic valve) and at the root of the pulmonary artery (the pulmonary valve)

If any one or more of these four valves are diseased, the heart will not function well and its efficiency will decrease.

The best time is now, for you to go and get a heart health checkup at CIMS Hospital in Ahmedabad. Me and my team at CIMS Hospital in Ahmedabad are available to help give you a healthy heart and lifestyle!