Aortic Root Anatomy and Physiology

  • Ruggero De Paulis
  • A. Salica


The aortic root is a complex region of the heart anatomy. It is positioned immediately above the left ventricle as a bridge between the ventricle and the ascending aorta and has relationship to all cardiac chambers [1]. It could be considered the “centerpiece” of the heart.


Aortic annulus Sino-tubular junction Ventriculo aortic junction Aortic leaflets Aortic root 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cardiac Surgery DepartmentEuropean HospitalRomeItaly

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