Tricuspid Valve

The heart has four valves that regulate blood flow through the heart. The mitral valve and the tricuspid valve (atrioventricular valves) are located between the atria and ventricles. The aortic valve and pulmonary valve (semilunar valves) are located between the ventricles and the arteries that lead away from the heart.

The tricuspid valve is located between the right atrium of the heart and the right ventricle of the heart. The right side of the heart receives oxygen-poor blood from the body into the right atrium. This blood then flows through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle. This valve closes as the right ventricle contracts and pushes blood into the pulmonary artery and to the lungs. The tricuspid valve prevents blood from flowing backwards into the right atrium.



©2022 All rights reserved. creates and licenses medical illustrations and animations for educational use. Our goal is to increase your understanding of medical terminology and help communication between patients, caregiver and healthcare professionals. The content in the Media Library is for your information and education purposes only. The Media Library is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment for specific medical conditions.


Related Topics

All Topics