valvular insufficiency

  1. abnormal closure of a heart valve resulting in failure to prevent regurgitation of blood.

  • Also called valvular incompetence.

Words Nearby valvular insufficiency Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use valvular insufficiency in a sentence

  • valvular insufficiency and cardiac atrophy seem to be remarkably prevalent.

    The Criminal | Havelock Ellis
  • An examination at this stage may reveal valvular insufficiency, cardiac hypertrophy, or pulmonary engorgement.

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  • Such cases must be watched before one can say that true valvular insufficiency is not present.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: | Louis Marshall Warfield