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Know your valves

The mitral valve is also known as the bicuspid valve.

Mnemonic showing bishops as bicuspid and mitre hats as mitral

The bishops (bicuspid) all wore the mitre (mitral) hats.


The bicuspid valves have two flaps, and the tricuspid valves have three.


Diagram showing Pulmonary, Mitral, Aortic and Tricuspid valves from above

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