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Aortic valve leaks. Do I need therapy or exercise?

Aortic valve leaks. Do I need therapy or exercise?

Neither: You need to see a cardiologist and have this evaluated. Let your cardiologist guide you in your care. If they think you are safe to exercise, go for it! ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Valve (Definition)

A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more


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My husband is in hosp getting ready to have radio therapy ablation for his wpw, dr came in & said that he has a aortic valve leak. What does this mean?

My husband is in hosp getting ready to have radio therapy ablation for his wpw, dr came in & said that he has a aortic valve leak. What does this mean?

Aortic valve: The valve opens to allow flow out of the heart to the body. If it doesn't open properly we call this stenosis. It has to close properly to keep blood flowing in a forward direction. If it doesn't we call this insufficiency. Either or both abnormalities can exist in the valve. ...Read more

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Can a trivial leak in the aortic valve get worse?

Can a trivial leak in the aortic valve get worse?

Usually not: "Trivial" leaks are often seen on echocardiography and are of little clinical significance. ...Read more

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Is having a leaking aortic valve related to an aortic aneurysm?

Is having a leaking aortic valve related to an aortic aneurysm?

Sometimes: Thoracic aortic enlargement and aneurysm can dilate the aortic valve annulus and leakage can occur. Also with aortic valvular stenosis, post stenotic dilation can occur. Abdominal aneurysms are not usually related to valve issues. ...Read more

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I have a leak in my aortic valve. Can a person be ok with this? This has been diagnosed twice on ecg.

I have a leak in my aortic valve. Can a person be ok with this? This has been diagnosed twice on ecg.

Yes, ok: Mild and moderate aortic regurgitation causes no symptoms and is well tolerated. Severe aortic regurgitation will eventually cause the left ventricle to enlarge and fail but it takes decades. Severe ar should be followed with serial annual echoes. Valve replacement is indicated if function begins to deteriorate (usually followed as ejection fraction and end-systolic dimension.). ...Read more

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My 43 y.o. sis had ECG. It says 3 valves leaking mildly. High pressure in aortic valve to lung (or something like that). It was 35 mmg. Is serious?

My 43 y.o. sis had ECG. It says 3 valves leaking mildly. High pressure in aortic valve to lung (or something like that). It was 35 mmg. Is serious?

ECG valves pressure: "Mild" valvular leakage by ECHO (not ECG) is clinically inconsequential though depending on which particular valve may need ongoing periodic clinical follow up, The rest of your question is unintelligible ...Read more

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What are treatments for aortic valve problems?

Depends: It depends on the type of aortic valve problem, insufficiency or stenosis. Both have different degress (mild, moderate, severe) and treatment is different in each category. They may have different etiologies also which will require different approaches to treatment as well. Severe forms of either malady will eventually need aortic valve replacement. ...Read more

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Is exercise bad for a bicuspid aortic valve patient?

Is exercise bad for a bicuspid aortic valve patient?

Can be: At times, because a bicuspid aortic valve is associated with either aortic insufficiency, aortic stenosis, chest pain and shortness of breath. This patient should avoid strenuous exercise. Usually will lead to aortic valve replacement by the age of 45-60. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Aortic Valve (Definition)

The aortic valve is one of 4 valves in the heart, each of which separates 2 cardiac chambers. It opens when blood is actively ejected from the left ventricle into the aorta artery, to be carried to the rest of the body. It then closes firmly to prevent blood from flowing backwards, while it passively continues to flow forward to body's vital organs. When next heartbeat ...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