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abdominal aortic aneurysm, AAA
A distended and weakened area in the wall of the abdominal aorta, more common in those who suffer from atherosclerosis or the progressive narrowing and hardening of the arteries over time.
This is known to occur to some degree with aging, but other risk factors that accelerate this process have been identified; including: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and family history for atherosclerotic disease.
aortic regurgitation (s) (noun), aortic regurgitations (pl) aortic insufficieny, aortic incompetence
A back flow of blood into the left ventricle through or around an abnormal or prosthetic (replaced, incompetent) aortic valve as a result of surgery.