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Aortic Valve Prolapse

"Aortic Valve Prolapse" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The downward displacement of the cuspal or pointed end of the trileaflet AORTIC VALVE causing misalignment of the cusps. Severe valve distortion can cause leakage and allow the backflow of blood from the ASCENDING AORTA back into the LEFT VENTRICLE, leading to aortic regurgitation.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Aortic Valve Prolapse" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Aortic Valve Prolapse" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 7 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1990 and 2000 and 2002 and 2006 and 2007 and 2009 and 2019
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