What sort of problem is aortic regurgitation?

Valve disease. A herited or acquried valve disease, a variety of methods to treat aortic regurgitation and to replace aorticvalves have already been successfully employed in patients.
Leaky valve. Aortic regurgitation describes blood flowing backwards through the aortic valve of the heart because the valve doesn't close completely. This can be detected by listening for a specific type of heart murmur and doing an echocardiogram. Depending on the severity and associated problems with heart function, surgery may be necessary to correct some cases.