Tricuspid Valve Morphometry: A New Learning from Cadavers

Aarti Rohilla, Kamal Singh
2015 Anatomy & Physiology  
One hundred cadaveric human hearts were studied by dissection method for the correlation among various morphometric parameters of the heart and tricuspid valve. From the total hearts only 86 hearts were studied and 14 hearts have been excluded because of the one or the other anatomical variation in the structure of leaflets. The parameters studied were weight of heart (g), circumference of tricuspid valve (mm), attachment length of leaflets and commissures (mm), and height of the three leaflets
more » ... (mm). A strong and direct correlation was observed between the circumference of tricuspid valve with the weight of heart, attachment length of leaflets and the three commissures and height of leaflets. Thus the present study tried to provide the normal data on morphometric parameters of heart and tricuspid valve which will help the cardiac surgeons and forensic experts. Possibly, it can also be used as an important tool in the anthropological studies, for better understanding of surgical anatomy of heart and designing of tissue-engineered cardiac valves.
doi:10.4172/2161-0940.1000185 fatcat:ird5454apfb5pmgelywhlng3jy