AORTIC REGURGITATION (AR)

AORTIC REGURGITATION (AR) is a topic covered in the Harrison's Manual of Medicine.

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Etiology

Valvular: Rheumatic (especially if rheumatic mitral disease is present), bicuspid valve, endocarditis. Dilated aortic root: dilatation due to cystic medial necrosis, aortic dissection, ankylosing spondylitis, syphilis. Three-fourths of pts are male.

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