Progressive enlargement of the regurgitant orifice in patients with chronic aortic regurgitation.

The severity of aortic regurgitation is dependent on the size of the regurgitant orifice, the left ventricular response to volume overload, and the diastolic pressure difference across the aortic valve. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that the aortic regurgitant orifice increases over time in patients with audible chronic aortic… CONTINUE READING