What causes aortic regurgitation (AR)?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Stanley S Wang, JD, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Answer

Congenital causes - Bicuspid aortic valve is the most common congenital cause [1]

Acquired causes:

  • Rheumatic fever

  • Infective endocarditis

  • Collagen vascular diseases

  • Degenerative aortic valve disease

  • Traumatic

  • Postsurgical (including post-transcatheter aortic valve replacement)


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