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Could aortic regurgitation be causing the pounding feeling I get after exercise? Heart beats uncomfortably hard and can see heart beating off chest

Could aortic regurgitation be causing the pounding feeling I get after exercise? Heart beats uncomfortably hard and can see heart beating off chest

Yes.: Aortic regurgitation (leaking of the aortic valve), if severe enough, can cause palpitations and prominent pulses as well as enlargement of the heart to the point where one can see the pulsations on the chest wall. The degree of aortic valve leaking can readily be seen on an echocardiogram. ...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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I had an echo once that showed mild to moderate tricuspid regurgitation. 30 y/o female, occasional chest pain. Should I be concerned?

I had an echo once that showed mild to moderate tricuspid regurgitation. 30 y/o female, occasional chest pain. Should I be concerned?

No: Not uncommon. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. Be aware of symptoms of dyspnea - if you are noticing shortness of breath, consult with your doctor promptly. Ask your doctor if there was any evidence of pulmonary hypertension by the echo. ...Read more

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I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. My symptoms are sob and chest pain. All doctors are saying I am fine. Why is it so?

I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. My symptoms are sob and chest pain. All doctors are saying I am fine. Why is it so?

Mitral prolapse: Chest pain and shortness of breath are symptoms of mitral valve prolapse. However the sob is unlikely resulting from mild regurgitation. The treatment is surgical correction. Most ild regurgitations are treated medically and with serial echocardiograms. ...Read more

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I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. I have shortness of breath and chest pain. I feel like iam going to die. Why is it so?

I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. I have shortness of breath and chest pain. I feel like iam going to die. Why is it so?

Doubt it's the heart: I don't think your symptoms can be caused by your heart given your description of the echo findings. There could be many other causes of your symptoms. One potential would be panic attacks. Often these give you the feeling you are dying. Check with your doctor for follow up. ...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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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

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

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 Marfan's is on one end of the spectrum. I would recommend an echo every few years. ...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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Hello, what does eccentric mean in mild eccentric aortic regurgitation? Is it any different from mild regurgitation.

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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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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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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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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I was diagnosed with mitral regurgitation and enlarged left atrium, now lately I've been getting a lot of chest pain sometimes everyday. What could it be?

I was diagnosed with mitral regurgitation and enlarged left atrium, now lately I've been getting a lot of chest pain sometimes everyday. What could it be?

Get it checked out: Mitral regurgitation is when the mitral valve leaks blood back into the left atrium. This can definitely cause the left atrium to enlarge. However, this typically doesn't cause pain per se. Shortness of breath, funny heart rhythms, fatigue are all possible symptoms. Some, however, describe things differently. I recommend you get this checked into. Chest pain can also be something serious. ...Read more

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Former anorexic w/tricuspid regurgitation l vent dysfunction diffuse hypokenisia. Sx chest pain palpitations weak...26yo (help limited)cause 4 worry?

Heart disease: You have serious problems from your description of the problems. I hope you are seeing a cardiologist in addition to other specialists you may have seeing you. ...Read more

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For the last couple of days I have been having pains in between my shoulder blades, chest pain, and today I have what feels like heartburn. I also feel like I need to burp but cannot. And when I do finally burp I usually regurgitate a little bit. Should I

For the last couple of days I have been having pains in between my shoulder blades, chest pain, and today I have what feels like heartburn. I also feel like I need to burp but cannot. And when I do finally burp I usually regurgitate a little bit. Should I

GERD or esophagitis: It sounds like u have GERD or esophagitis (irritation of the esophagus) from acid reflux. At worst, it can cause an ulcer which can bleed and perforate (form a hole) which is life-threatening. I suggest u TTYD or see a Gastroenterologist for diagnosis & treatment, many of which are OTC nowadays. Good luck & thanks 4 using HealthTap for your question. ...Read more

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I get chest pain, regurgitation, and bad nausea after eating, or when I lay down. Had an EKG, chest X-ray, and gallbladder ultrasound and all came bac?

Possibilities...: If all these tests came back normal, your symptoms may be due to gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. It may be worthwhile to aggressively treat for GERD, including prescription anti-reflux medication. You also need an anti-reflux diet that your doctor or nutritionist can discuss w/ you. Other interventions, like not lying flat, are also important. See your doctor, or a GI doctor, to treat! ...Read more

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I am 34 y/o and 4 foot 9 inches female I weight 134 lbs history of tricuspid regurgitation and asd repair as a infant. Having chest pain, heaviness, left arm aching pain and heart palpatations. Please help!?

I am 34 y/o and 4 foot 9 inches female I weight 134 lbs history of tricuspid regurgitation and asd repair as a infant. Having chest pain, heaviness, left arm aching pain and heart palpatations. Please help!?

Get Help: Serious issues can develop after hear surgery. Your palpitations are concerning for an abnormal heart rhythm. You should follow-up for life with a cardiologist specifically trained in adult congenital cardiology. Nationwide children's hosp and the cleveland clinic have such cardiologists. Your symptoms are concerning, so please see a cardiologist soon. ...Read more

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When does aortic regurgitation progress?

When does aortic regurgitation progress?

Slowly unless..: Depending on the cause, it may progress quite slowly unless there is further unjury to the valve from inflammation, infection, or uncontrolled hypertension. If it is already severe, the main concern is to determine when the valve leak is putting to much strain on the heart and your doc has to monitor that. ...Read more

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What can cause severe aortic regurgitation?

Many: Acute valvular bacterial or fungal endocarditis, trauma, acute aortic dissection, sinus of valsalva aneurysm, acute deceleration compressive aortic valve injury, trauma, to include some. ...Read more

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What is the best method for detecting aortic regurgitation?

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 "internally" through a scope into the esophagus is needed, a trans-esophageal echo. In severe disease, a heart catheterization will often be done, usually if surgery is to be contemplated to repair a bad valve, but not just for detection. ...Read more

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Can aortic stenosis cause chest pain in a 5yo?

It depends....: Hello sophia, if the aortic stenosis is significant it can cause chest pain even a 5 year old because the heart muscle is working harder to pump blood. Typically the aortic stenosis would be treated with balloon dilatation or surgery (valvuloplasty or a ross procedure). ...Read more

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Can you have both murmur and aortic regurgitation?

Yes: The leaky aortic valve produces turbulence in the flow of blood that produces sound. It can be heard using a stethoscope. That is one example of what causes a murmur. ...Read more

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Doppler or echo better for detecting aortic regurgitation?

Doppler or echo better for detecting aortic regurgitation?

Aortic regurg & echo: Echocardiography (echo) is an ultrasound machine used to evaluate the heart including the valves. Doppler is part of the exam that includes both color flow and pulse wave. These help the md assess the degree of leaking of the valve based on various measurements. Usually rated as mild, moderate, or severe. Usually, only when severe does something need to be done. ...Read more

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What would you say is the very best method/test for detecting aortic regurgitation?

Stethoscope: Exam by experienced cardiologist is often sufficient to tell if present or not. Once diagnosed, then echocardiogram to assess degree of leak and effects on the rest of the heart. ...Read more

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I've been told I have MVP and there are a few pixels of aortic regurgitation is this a normal finding or will it get worse?

As previously: Answered. These findings do not have predictive value. Repeat evaluations over the next several years will provide you with some indication of progression or stability of the valvular involvement but a single data point at this time will not be predictive. ...Read more

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I have diagonised with aortic regurgitation which is moderate in 2D and severe in 3D ECHO with lvef 65% and lved 60mm please suggest?

I have diagonised with aortic regurgitation which is moderate in 2D and severe in 3D ECHO with lvef 65% and lved 60mm please suggest?

Tight valve: Your ejection fraction seams preserved however your ECho findings warat discusion with Your Cardiologist If having symtoms such as angina or pasing out. Close follow up is recomended ...Read more

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Can aortic regurgitation mimic the symptoms of POTS? I continuously experience forceful heartbeats. Investigated for AS and noted it's a complication?

Can aortic regurgitation mimic the symptoms of POTS? I continuously experience forceful heartbeats. Investigated for AS and noted it's a complication?

Yes possible: But easy to distinguish one from other. In POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) symptoms occlude to change in position there is no damage to heart valve as in aortic regurgitation, see a cardiologist by examination (including table examination) will help you ...Read more

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Diastolic murmur go with aortic regurgitation?

Yes: A diastolic decreshendo high pitched murmur heard best leaning forward with the stethoscope over the lower sternum suggest aortic regurgitation, although further evaluation will be necessary. ...Read more

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Diastolic murmur aortic regurgitation. Is this bad?

Diastolic murmur aortic regurgitation. Is this bad?

Yes: How bad depends on regurgitant fraction, left ventricular dimension, ejection fraction, pulmonary pressures. Echocardiogram and cardiac cath. Needed to assess for correction. ...Read more

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Aortic Regurgitation (Definition)

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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more