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 the aorta).

Read more about Aortic InsufficiencyEtiology, Physiology, Pathophysiology, Hemodynamics, Symptoms, Physical Examination, Diagnostic Evaluation, Prognosis, Treatment

Other articles related to "aortic insufficiency, aortic":

Aortic Dissection - Signs and Symptoms - Aortic Insufficiency
... Aortic insufficiency (AI) occurs in half to two-thirds of ascending aortic dissections, and the murmur of aortic insufficiency is audible in about 32% of proximal dissections ... for AI in the setting of ascending aortic dissection ... The dissection may dilate the annulus of the aortic valve, so that the leaflets of the valve cannot coapt ...
Aortic Insufficiency - Treatment - Surgical Treatment
... treatment of choice at this time is an aortic valve replacement ... In the case of severe acute aortic insufficiency, all individuals should undergo surgery if there are no absolute contraindications for surgery ... Individuals with bacteremia with aortic valve endocarditis should not wait for treatment with antibiotics to take effect, given the high mortality associated with the acute AI ...