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A 61-year-old male asked:

My echo showed a mild to no more than moderate regurgitation on my aortic valve. what other tests should be done and should i get a 2nd opinion?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
What other: Tests or if you need a second opinion depend on what your symptoms are and what the docs are looking for. I can see you have had a previous MI and have stents and it sounds like your heart pumps normally but I don't know your question or current problem. I don't even know your meds. Sorry
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
No: This is not an uncommon finding on an echocardiogram and does not require further testing. Aortic regurgitation needs close follow up (repeat echocardiogram) in the future. Generally, it only becomes a problem if you have symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath on exertion or severe leg swelling. See your doctor for followup.

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Last updated Mar 19, 2018

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