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Disease or Condition — Heart, Blood Vessel, and Lymphatic Disorders:
aortic valve incompetence

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Description

Aortic valve regurgitation is a condition in which the aortic valve does not close properly, allowing blood to flow backward from the aorta into the left ventricle. This can cause the left ventricle to become overworked and enlarged, leading to symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, and fatigue. Aortic valve regurgitation can be caused by a variety of conditions, including aortic valve stenosis, aortic valve prolapse, and endocarditis. Treatment for aortic valve regurgitation may include medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.

Synonyms
  • aortic incompetence
  • aortic insufficiency
  • aortic regurgitation
  • aortic valve insufficiency
  • aortic valve regurgitation
  • ruptured aortic valve
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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