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.