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This medical exhibit clearly portrays an infection of the aortic valve with three images. The first image displays the entire heart in a cut view allowing visualization of the atria and ventricles; a small box highlight the aortic valve. The second image is an enlarged view of the aortic valve when it is normal and healthy. The third image shows the same valve with bacterial growth on the ventricular side of its cusps.