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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

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

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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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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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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25-year old female. Slight fever, visibly pulsating vein in left side of neck, dental abscess. Could I have endocarditis and/or aortic regurgitation?

25-year old female. Slight fever, visibly pulsating vein in left side of neck, dental abscess. Could I have endocarditis and/or aortic regurgitation?

Maybe/not: These are diagnoses best made in the office or hospital setting. You may just have a bad tooth. If you feel bad enough go to the ER and have it checked out. ...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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Is aortic regurgitation progressive?

Generally yes.: This is usually a condition which will become worse over time. ...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 sort of problem is aortic regurgitation?

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Valve disease: A herited or acquried valve disease, a variety of methods to treat aortic regurgitation and to replace aorticvalves have already been successfully employed in patients. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for aortic regurgitation?

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 monitored. Mild ar may never cause symptoms or require treatment. Serial echocardiograms done over the years will determine if the ar is leading to harm. Treatment is replacement of the aortic valve. Amlodipine may slow progression over the years. ...Read more

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What puts someone at risk for aortic regurgitation?

What puts someone at risk for aortic regurgitation?

Many causes: Acute: blood infection leading to valve infection (endocarditis), trauma, a tear in the aorta (dissection), marfan's syndrome. Chronic: high blood pressure/aneurysm, congenital bicuspid valve, syphilis, behcet's, takayasu, and reiter syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis and idiopathic (cause unknown) - this is a board question! ...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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What is the definition or description of: aortic regurgitation?

What is the definition or description of: aortic regurgitation?

AORTIC REGURGITATION: Aortic regurgitation is reflux of blood through an incompetent aortic valve into the left ventricle during ventricular diastole (relaxation). During ventricular systole (contraction), blood is pumped from the left ventricle into the aorta. Because of a leaky aortic valve, the pumped blood returns to the left ventricle. ...Read more

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How come I have aortic regurgitation, but nobody else in the family has it?

Many causes: Aortic regurgitation may be due to diseases with a familial distribution but there are many causes : congenital bicuspid aortic valve, long standing high blood pressure, marfan's syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, behcet's disease, reiter's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis - just to name a few. ...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?

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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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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Aortic Regurgitation (Definition)

A reflux of blood through an incompetent aortic valve into the left ventricle ...Read more