"Aortic Valve Prolapse" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The downward displacement of the cuspal or pointed end of the trileaflet AORTIC VALVE causing misalignment of the cusps. Severe valve distortion can cause leakage and allow the backflow of blood from the ASCENDING AORTA back into the LEFT VENTRICLE, leading to aortic regurgitation.
|Aortic Valve Prolapse
- Aortic Valve Prolapse
- Aortic Valve Prolapses
- Prolapse, Aortic Valve
- Prolapses, Aortic Valve
- Valve Prolapse, Aortic
- Valve Prolapses, Aortic
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