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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Generally yes.: This is usually a condition which will become worse over time.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience in Cardiology
Slowly unless..: Depending on the cause, it may progress quite slowly unless there is further unjury to the valve from inflammation, infection, or uncontrolled hyperte ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Many: Acute valvular bacterial or fungal endocarditis, trauma, acute aortic dissection, sinus of valsalva aneurysm, acute deceleration compressive aortic va ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
In some instances: Ankylosing spondylitis leads to intimate changes in the aorta and this deformity can cause aortic valve leaking confirmed on echocardiogram.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Hakim
27 years experience in Cardiology
Ao : Ao stands for aorta. Pfo is patent foramen ovale. The rtd could be the outflow track diameter or the right ventricle diameter. A right ventricle dia ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably yes: This is a condition which generally does not remain stable with time. Depending upon the cause of the regurgitation and your age you can expect that ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Hard to answer: You have several valves which are leaking. You only mention moderate amount of mitral regurge. But more important is the size of the pumping chamber ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diana Metzger
29 years experience in Cardiology
Stethoscope: Exam by experienced cardiologist is often sufficient to tell if present or not. Once diagnosed, then echocardiogram to assess degree of leak and effe ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
26 years experience in Cardiology
Leaky valve: It means you may have a leaky valve perhaps from rheumatic heart disease.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
No: No evidence to support this.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Gerndt
31 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Valve replacement: Aortic regurgitation, or a leaky aortic valve can be well tolerated, but when severe will lead to heart failure. When significant, and especially whe ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Multiple: High blood pressure , aortic aneurysm , aortic dissection. Connective tissue disease , congenital valve disease ......
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Leakage: The aortic valve, when closed, prevents blood from rushing back into the left ventricle from which it has just been expelled by contraction of that ch ... Read More

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