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What causes insufficiency of the aortic valve?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Lots of things

Used to be rheumatic heart disease but we see that infrequently now.
Congenital problems, like a bicuspid aortic valve. Hypertension. Dissecting aneurysm. Syphilis. Marfan's syndrome. Ankylosing spondylitis. Reiter's syndrome. Lupus. Infection (endocarditis).

In brief: Lots of things

Used to be rheumatic heart disease but we see that infrequently now.
Congenital problems, like a bicuspid aortic valve. Hypertension. Dissecting aneurysm. Syphilis. Marfan's syndrome. Ankylosing spondylitis. Reiter's syndrome. Lupus. Infection (endocarditis).
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Many causes

A congenitally bicusip aortic valve and annuloaortic ectasia, (these 2 account for most cases in developed countries).
Also: marfan's syndrome, syphilis (rare nowadays), ankylosing spondylitis, endocarditis, aortic dissection, rheumtoid arthritis, , and degenerative calcific aortic sclerosis. Rheumatic heart disease is the most common world wide cause but uncommon in the usa.

In brief: Many causes

A congenitally bicusip aortic valve and annuloaortic ectasia, (these 2 account for most cases in developed countries).
Also: marfan's syndrome, syphilis (rare nowadays), ankylosing spondylitis, endocarditis, aortic dissection, rheumtoid arthritis, , and degenerative calcific aortic sclerosis. Rheumatic heart disease is the most common world wide cause but uncommon in the usa.
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