Insuficiencia aórtica

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Insuficiencia aórtica

La insuficiencia aórtica es una enfermedad de la válvula cardíaca donde la válvula aórtica deja de funcionar adecuadamente y de controlar el flujo sanguíneo que va desde el ventrículo izquierdo a la aorta. Comúnmente, no se presentan síntomas de insuficiencia aórtica por muchos años. Los síntomas pueden aparecer gradual o repentinamente. La restauración quirúrgica o sustitución de la válvula aórtica corrige la insuficiencia.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/04/2012
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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