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Corrigan's disease

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Reflux of blood through an incompetent aortic valve into the left ventricle during ventricular diastole.

Description

Reflux of blood through an incompetent aortic valve into the left ventricle during ventricular diastole.

This eponymic term for aortic heart disease was introduced by the French internist Armand Trousseau (1801-1867).

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