aortic incompetence


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aortic incompetence

[ā′ȯrd·ik in′käm·pə·təns]
(medicine)
A condition in which blood from the aorta flows back into the left ventricle because of the incapacity of the aortic valve.
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We described a case of severe aortic incompetence due to a very rare pathophysiology.
Accepting the difficulties and pitfalls of a retrospective analysis, this series demonstrates that repair of discrete SAS can be performed with a near zero operative mortality, a low incidence of postoperative aortic incompetence and satisfactory relief of gradient.