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Aortic Insufficiency

Valve Does Not Close Tightly

Aortic insufficiency, also known as aortic valve regurgitation, is a condition that occurs when your heart's aortic valve doesn't close tightly enough. As a result, blood from the aorta leaks backward into the left ventricle. This may prevent your heart from efficiently pumping blood out to the rest of your body.

Blood Leaks Back Into Heart

As a result, blood from the aorta leaks backward into the left ventricle.

Heart Pumps Inefficiently

This may prevent your heart from efficiently pumping blood out to the rest of your body.

Contact Information

Cardiovascular Medicine
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-8800

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