A 61-year-old male asked:
i have a congenital bicuspid aorta and moderate regurgitation. i am 61 and have no symptoms. does taking niacin and drinking a lot of water help?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Andrew Zadeh answered
15 years experience Cardiology
No: Drinking 'a lot' of water is not recommended. You're valve is abnormal (and has been since birth), in the future you may need a replacement but it sounds like you don't need one now. You will need a new valve when aortic regurgitation becomes severe or when you develop symptoms. Niacin and other medications to control the cholesterol have been studied and don't prevent disease progression.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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