Dr. Bouchard discusses the Leaky Aortic Valve with Dr. Mustafa Ahmed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The most common causes of aortic valve insufficiency in the US are the bicuspid aortic valve and primary disease of the aorta or sinuses of Valsalva. In most patients with chronic aortic insufficiency, the course of the disease is slowly progressive with increasing volume load to the LV and resulting adaptation of LV dilatation and hypertrophy.
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