Physicians Who Treat Aortic Valvular Disease Near Rockville, MD
Aortic Valvular Disease
Aortic valve diseases are characterized by damage to the valve between the heart's lower left chamber (left ventricle) and the body's largest blood vessel (aorta). The damage may cause the valve to not open enough (aortic stenosis) or to not close completely (aortic regurgitation). Both can impact the heart's ability to pump blood.