Aortic insufficiency

Aortic insufficiency: Incomplete closure of the aortic valve resulting in aortic regurgitation, the return of blood from the aorta into the left ventricle of the heart.
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aortic insufficiency

A congenital or acquired heart valve abnormality that results in the abnormal back flow of blood in the aorta, through an incompetent aortic valve and into the left ventricle. Chronic aortic insufficiency leads to enlargement of the left ventricle and pulmonary congestion. If left uncorrected, congestive heart failure will result. Aortic valve repl...
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aortic insufficiency

inadequate closure of the aortic valve, permitting aortic regurgitation.
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aortic insufficiency

failure of the valve at the mouth of the aorta—the principal artery that distributes blood from the heart to the tissues of the body—to prevent ... [1 related articles]
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aortic insufficiency

Type: Term Definitions: 1. functional incompetence of the aortic valve, with resulting regurgitation of blood from the aorta during left ventricular diastole; may be congenital, inflammatory (in rheumatic fever or SLE), or degenerative. See: aortic regurgitation
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Aortic insufficiency

Aortic insufficiency (AI), also known as aortic regurgitation (AR), is the leaking of the aortic valve of the heart that causes blood to flow in the reverse direction during ventricular diastole, from the aorta into the left ventricle. Aortic insufficiency can be due to abnormalities of either the aortic valve or the aortic root (the beginning of ...
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