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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Long course: If the ar is acute (eg due to infection or trauma), the problem is urgent. Otherwise, there is a period of many decades in which it should be monitore ... Read More
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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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience in Family Medicine
No: But , severe aortic regurgitation can lead to heart failure and inability to exercise.
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram in the hands of a skilled cardiologist is probably best for detection of almost all cardiac valve disorders. Sometimes an echo done ... Read More

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