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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Might be: Depending upon the cause of the aortic regurgitation (and there are many), the presence of a bicuspid aortic valve, as an example, may be hereditary.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience Family Medicine
Leaky valve: Aortic regurgitation describes blood flowing backwards through the aortic valve of the heart because the valve doesn't close completely. This can be d ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Multiple: High blood pressure , aortic aneurysm , aortic dissection. Connective tissue disease , congenital valve disease ......
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
14 years experience Cardiology
Not inherited: Because there are many causes of aortic regurgitation that are not genetically linked.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Could be but unlikel: Depends on your age and your past medical history.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience Cardiology
Usually: Echo is usually the preferred test due to availability. Cardiac MRI actually can be more accurate, however (via phase contrast).
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms?: Do you mean symptoms? (signs are physical findings your doctor detects during an examination). AR causes no symptoms for many decades, but when it fi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Could: If the valvular problems are causing heart failure, even incipient heart failure, that would raise BNP.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not very: The stethoscope is a very imprecise tool for detecting and quantifying aortic regurgitation . Moreover, because it's soft and subtle, it's very easil ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not very: It requires a careful exam by an experienced clinician in a quiet room with optimal positioning to hear AR. It's very hard to hear and easily overlook ... Read More
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