The aortic valve (AI) is the inability of the aortic valve closing, which leads to a return flow of blood from the aorta into the left ventricle during diastole. The causes include degeneration of the heart valves and dilatation of the aortic root (with or without bicuspid valve), rheumatic fever, endocarditis, myxomatous degeneration, dissection of the aortic root and connective tissue disorders (eg. As Marfan syndrome) or rheumatic diseases. Symptoms…

September 3, 2018