Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Atrioventricular Valves

tRIcuspid valve is in RIght atrium
Bicuspid valve in Left atrium ( Remember BiLe)
Bicuspid valve is also called MitraL valve. So mitraL is on Left
If you know what is a "mitre", then you can easily remember that bicuspid valve is mitral. "Mitre" is the hat that you see often worn by bishops. It has 2 leafs resembling the cusps. See picture below.


  • Alternatively, imagine a RAT in LAB; Right Atrium Tricuspid, Left Atrium Bicuspid.
  • If you know Hindi, remember DoMitr (Two friends) Bicuspid valve = Mitral valve by  

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