What is ​Aortic Regurgitation?

Also known as: Aortic valve regurgitation

The aortic valve separates the heart's left ventricle from the aorta, which takes blood to the rest of the body. When someone has aortic regurgitation, the aortic valve leaks and allows blood to flow back into the left ventricle, which can cause a number of problems.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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