Medical Definition of Aortic insufficiency

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Reviewed on 9/7/2018

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

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Reviewed on 9/7/2018