ID#: 848
This image of a sectioned human heart, extracted at the time of this patient’s autopsy, depicts a superior view of the aortic valve, which had been damaged due to a case of rheumatic heart disease. Note the thickened, fused valve leaflets, and the severe stenosis, or stricture of the aortic lumen, all due to this disease.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr.
Creation Date: 1973
Photo Credit: Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr.
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.