Definitions for aortic valve prolapse
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word aortic valve prolapse
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Aortic Valve Prolapse
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.
Find a translation for the aortic valve prolapse definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these aortic valve prolapse definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"aortic valve prolapse." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 24 Apr. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/aortic valve prolapse>.