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Aortic Insufficiency

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by McCoy K

(Aortic Regurgitation; Aortic Incompetence)

 

Causes

Aortic insufficiency can be caused by:
Sometimes the cause of aortic insufficiency is unknown.
 

RESOURCES

American Heart Association
http://www.heart.org

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Public Health Agency of Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
http://www.heartandstroke.ca

 

References


Aortic regurgitation. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated November 10, 2012. Accessed May 8, 2013.


Aortic valve stenosis (AS) and aortic insufficiency (AI). American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@hcm/documents/downloadable/ucm%5F307649.pdf. Published 2009. Accessed May 8, 2013.


Coarctation of aorta. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated June 28, 2012. Accessed May 8, 2013.


Congenital heart defects. Nemours KidsHealth.org website. Available at: http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/medical/heart/congenital%5Fheart%5Fdefects.html . Updated January 2012. Accessed May 8, 2013.


Scognamiglio R, Rahimtoola SH, Fasoli G, Nistri S, Dalla Volta S. Nifedipine in asymptomatic patients with severe aortic regurgitation and normal left ventricular function. N Engl J Med. 1994;331:689.


What are congenital heart defects? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/chd/chd%5Fwhat.html. Accessed May 8, 2013.

 

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