The Aortic Root

Fabiana Isabella Gambarin, Massimo Massetti, Roberto Dore, Eric Saloux, Valentina Favalli, Eloisa Arbustini

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRevisiting Cardiac Anatomy: A Computed-Tomography-Based Atlas and Reference
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781405194693
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2010


  • Aortic root
  • Aortic root cut - between noncoronary sinus (nc) and left coronary sinus
  • Aortic root, complex functional unit - situated between left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) and ascending aorta
  • Aortic valve structure (semilunar leaflets and commissures)
  • Echocardiography, pivotal imaging tool - for diagnosis and monitoring of pathology of aortic root
  • Interleaflets triangles
  • Pathophysiology of aortic root dysfunction
  • Sinotubular junction or ridge - forming a circular ring at level of attachments of aortic commissures
  • Valsalva sinuses
  • Ventriculoaortic junction (or aortic annulus) - composed of cusp bases and interleaflets triangles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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