Heart Trivia: Which Heart Valve Is Hidden In This 3D Animation of a Beating Human Heart?

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: July 13, 2021

Together, we have seen a lot of great heart valve animations and videos over the years. I have to admit… The 3D animation of the heart beating below could be one of the best. The animation really provides a complete context of the heart beating, the heart valves opening and the heart valves closing.

The only thing missing in this animation is one of the heart valves. Can you identify the heart valve that is hidden?

 

 


 
To help you identify each of the heart valves, here’s a diagram with each valve clearly marked.

 

Four (4) Heart Valves
 
 

The Answer Is…

The valve hidden in the 3D animation above is the aortic valve.

If you look closely in the video, you will see the mitral, tricuspid and the pulmonary valves. But, not the aortic valve.

🙂

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick, Heart Valve Patient Advocate

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

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