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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.

Blood Leaks Back Into Heart

In this condition, some of the blood that has just been pumped out of your heart leaks back into it.

Heart Pumps Inefficiently

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

Contact Information

Cardiac Surgery
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lowry Medical Office Building, 2A
110 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215