Definition of Aortic insufficiency

Aortic insufficiency: Backflow of blood from the aorta into the left ventricle across a weakened aortic valve. Also known as aortic regurgitation.

Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

Heart Disease Pictures Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Heart Disease

Search MedTerms:

Back to MedTerms online medical dictionary A-Z List
Pill Identifier Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill finder tool on RxList.