Aortic insufficiency



abnormal closure of the aortic valve resulting in regurgitation of blood to the left ventricle.
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In aortic insufficiency the situation is somewhat different.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

Low diastolic pressure is frequently pathognomonic of aortic insufficiency.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

It is characteristic of all cases of aortic insufficiency that the diastolic pressure is low, even as low as 30 mm.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

aortic insufficiency also may be accompanied by a high systolic or by a normal systolic pressure.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

In cases of aortic insufficiency, the reaction is present in almost every case.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

aortic insufficiency n.
Valvular insufficiency involving the aortic valve.

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