Aortic regurgitation (AR), also known as aortic insufficiency (AR), is the leaking of the aortic valve of the heart that causes blood to flow in the reverse direction during ventricular diastole, from the aorta into the left ventricle....

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Aortic Insufficiency: This is the primary manifestation of Aortic Valve Disease, a type of heart valvular disease characterized by the inability of the aortic valve to close properly. This causes aortic regurgitation, or backflow of blood into the left ventricle. Over time, the increased workload cause the left ventricle to enlarge, AKA: left ventricular hypertrophy. The treatment for this condition involves surgical repair or replacement of the valve #Cardiovascular #MedSurg #Nursing

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