VIRTUAL Aortic Valve website
This site provides interactive teaching modules using animated 3D models to assist in learning the anatomy and function of the aortic valve and surrounding structures. These modules were created by Olivia Yonsoo Shim as part of the requirements for her Masters degree in the Biomedical Communications program at the University of Toronto.
Anatomy Review module
The Anatomy Review module has sections covering the anatomy of the Aortic Valve, the Aortic Root and Related Structures. Each of these sections contains a 3D model of the structure that can be freely rotated in any direction and zoomed in or out for a better view. The 3D models of the aortic valve and root are animated to show changes in the structure in systole and diastole.
Functional Review module
The Functional Review module illustrates the function of the aortic valve and related structures during the cardiac cycle. The Anatomy tab describes the changes in the structures during the cardiac cycle, and the Hemodymanics tab shows how these changes correspond to the changes in pressure and volume of the heart in a Wiggers diagram.