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What is the meaning of mild aortic regurgitation?

What is the meaning of mild aortic regurgitation?

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 chamber during systole. When there is some form of abnormality to the valve there may be leakage back into the left ventricle during diastole. Therefore, the blood is regurgitating back. ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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Does mild aortic regurgitation get worse with BAV over time what's the chances of it remaining at its current state?

Does mild aortic regurgitation get worse with BAV over time what's the chances of it remaining at its current state?

It will progress and: it is likely that significant stenosis will also develop over the next twenty years. By then TAVR will be routine and you won't have to have open heart to repair/replace the valve. ...Read more

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I m 32wk pg with corrective TOF. Nw I have SOB & echo shows, rt. Sided volume overload with mild aortic regurgitation. Wht should I do for delivery?

I m 32wk pg with corrective TOF. Nw I have SOB & echo shows, rt. Sided volume overload with mild aortic regurgitation. Wht should I do for delivery?

Pregnancy & heart: Even corrected, Tetralogy of Fallot & related congenital heart conditions can cause right heart problems. Pregnancy and delivery place unaccustomed stress on the heart, w/ markedly increased circulating blood volume. For your pregnancy & delivery you should absolutely receive care in a center with "high risk" obstetrics specialists and experts in congenital heart disease. Super important! Go now! ...Read more

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Please explain what it "mild valvular aortic stenosis with mild aortic regurgitation"?

Please explain what it "mild valvular aortic stenosis with mild aortic regurgitation"?

Qualitative?: The aortic valve is the valve that connects the heart (left ventricle, a pumping chamber) with the aorta (the blood vessel that carries blood throughout the body. Aortic stenosis means that there is not free forward flow through the aortic valve, or in other words, there is obstruction. Aortic regurgitation means that there is back flow through the aortic valve from the aorta back to the heart. ...Read more

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Have sinus of valsava of 3.8mm with mild aortic regurgitation cardiologist ok'ed exercise is isometric exercises ok in moderation nothing to extreme?

Have sinus of valsava of 3.8mm with mild aortic regurgitation cardiologist ok'ed exercise is isometric exercises ok in moderation nothing to extreme?

Sinus of Valsalva: Need more details. Which sinus because 2 of 3 are where a coronary artery originals. Discuss with the Dr. who did the testing as he knows which one. Ask if you only have 2 instead of 3 as 2 more likely to have aortic regurgitation at your age. Ask what is the reason for the regurgitation. You should probably take antibiotics before dental procedures but ask team. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see your neck veins/ pulse pulsing slightly never feel it but see it in mirror close up have mild aortic regurgitation?

Carotid artery: If you are in an upright position, you are seeing the pulsation of your carotid artery since the jugular venous pulse would be below the level of your clavicle (and invisible) when you are sitting up or standing. It is normal to see the carotid, especially in thin and/or muscular people. You must be fit! AR does accentuate it as well. ...Read more

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Hello, what does eccentric mean in mild eccentric aortic regurgitation? Is it any different from mild regurgitation.

Jet direction : it is just speaking about the direction of the regurgitant flow. It has no bearing - mild is mild whether eccentric or not. ...Read more

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29yo male I have a bicuspid aortic valve with minor to mild concentric aortic regurgitation how concerned should I be for problem in the near future?

29yo male I have a bicuspid aortic valve with minor to mild concentric aortic regurgitation how concerned should I be for  problem in the near future?

Minor: Need to be on a surveillance program coordinated with cardiologist to follow aortic insufficiency and aortic enlargement. Need to avoid hypertension and be careful about activities that cause rapid rise in blood pressure like heavy weightlifting or strenuous abrupt effort. Maintain good weight and activity ...Read more

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I have mild to moderate aortic regurgitation. Will it get worse?

Aortic regurgitation: Minimal aortic regurgitation may not progress. Moderate or worse aortic regurgitation generally gradually results in progression of the problem over years. It is prudent to monitor the situation periodically to see if progression is happening. Echocardiography is very useful for this purpose. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with mild aortic and bicuspid valve regurgitation. I'm still waiting for more testing. Can i go back to exercising?

I have recently been diagnosed with mild aortic and bicuspid valve regurgitation. I'm still waiting for more testing. Can i go back to exercising?

Valvar regurgitation: In general mild valvar regurgitation would not preclude exercise training. You should ask the question of the physicians who know you and diagnosed the valve problem(s) to get their input. ...Read more

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I had trace aortic regurgitation 2 years ago and the echo i recently took said its mild regurgitaion. Will this progress. Family history of marfans ?

May: At 33 you can certainly go on to develop aortic valve and aorta changes associated with "connective tissue disorders" of which marfans is on one end of the spectrum. I would recommend an echo every few years. ...Read more

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If you have aortic sclerosis mild mitral regurgitation and mild cardiomegaly should you see a cadiologist?

If you have aortic sclerosis mild mitral regurgitation and mild cardiomegaly should you see a cadiologist?

See a Cardiologist: The best way to assess the heart valves and size is with an echocardiogram - an ultrasound of the heart. If the heart valves do not open well and are stiff (sclerotic or stenotic) or are leaking (regurgitation) and the heart is enlarged (cardiomegaly) this could be a problem which requires medications and further testing. ...Read more

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My mother in law suffering from severe global hupokinesia of LV, Severe LV systolic dysfunction, Moderate mitral regurgitation, Mild Aortic reg,sv PAH?

Heart Failure: Unfortunately it appears that your mother in law is suffering from advanced congestive heart failure and needs aggressive medical treatment and follow up beyond the scope of this forum. A dedicated heart failure program in your area at an academic hospital is a good place to start. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Mild CAD in LAD , minimal Aortic Regurgitation. Moderate Mitral Valve Prolapse interior n posterior Leaflets. Mild Mitral Regurgitation. Is My Lupus the Culprit?

Mild CAD in LAD , minimal Aortic Regurgitation. Moderate Mitral Valve Prolapse interior n posterior Leaflets. Mild Mitral Regurgitation. Is My Lupus the Culprit?

Lupus and heart : Lots of what you have could occur in any individual. MVP is very common, as is mild CAD( are you male/ overweight? -both likely to be factors) but lupus can accelerate the CAD process. On aortic valve were there vegetation? vegetations /endocarditis would be more of a lupus issues f/u/ w /cardiology

https://www.hopkinslupus.org/lupus-info/lupus-affects-body/lupus-cardiovascular-system/, ...Read more

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Is aortic regurgitation hereditary?

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. ...Read more

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Aortic Regurgitation (Definition)

When the valve dividing the lower left heart chamber (left ventricle) and the main artery that leads to the body (the aorta) doesn't close properly, causing blood to flow backward ...Read more