Seminars

Morphology and Physiology of the tricuspid and pulmonary valves and right/left ventricular inter-relationships

Speaker: Antonio Corno
Affiliation: East Midlands Congenital Heart Center, UK.
When: Thursday 21st February 2019
Time: 09:30:00
Abstract: The anatomy of the normal tricuspid and pulmonary valve will be explained and illustrated in all the specific elements, in order to provide the background required to then understand the mechanism of their opening and closing. The latter will be explained, with the changes over time of the pressures in the right atrium, right ventricle and pulmonary artery. The anatomical and physiological inter-relationships between right and left ventricle will be finally explained, showing why any change in the volume and/or pressure overload of one ventricle immediately reflects in the functioning of the other ventricle contact: christian.vergara@polimi.it