Aortic insufficiency is the valve defect or disease of heart characterized by improper closure of the aortic valve of the heart. Improper closure of aortic valve pushes the blood back to the left ventricles during ventricular diastole. Usually aortic valve deteriorate or weakens unable to produce the tight closure of the valve.

Aortic insufficiency is also called as the aortic regurgitation or aortic incompetence.


Aortic valve is the valve present between the left ventricle and the aorta