Description: This stock medical exhibit depicts alternative repairs of the mitral valve through a series of illustrations. The first illustration displays the normal anatomy of the heart from an anterior cut-away view. The second and third illustrations show detailed views of an annular ring in place of the mitral valve (top) verses a St. Jude valve (bottom). Next is a small superior view of the normal anatomy of the mitral valve. Finally, the last two illustrations show details of the the annular ring (top) and St. Jude valve (bottom) from a superior view. Labeled structures include: the left ventricle, left atrium and the mitral valve.
Last Updated: Apr 30th, 2015