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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

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?

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'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 MVP with a ballerina foot pattern and trivial aortic regurgitation. How likely is this to get worse? Is the ballerina foot cardiomyopathy?

I have MVP with a ballerina foot pattern and trivial aortic regurgitation. How likely is this to get worse? Is the ballerina foot cardiomyopathy?

There is no good: Way to predict the progression of your MVP. The fact that you also may have aortic valve involvement would suggest on clinical grounds that you might be at more risk for progression than others but again there is no way to predict this with certainty. This is not a cardiomyopathy. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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 pvc, aortic regurgitation, moderate mitral regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation, hyperlipemia, & adv diastolic dys. Prognosi?

I was diagnosed with pvc, aortic regurgitation, moderate mitral regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation, hyperlipemia, & adv diastolic dys. Prognosi?

Hard to answer: You have several valves which are leaking. You only mention moderate amount of mitral regurge. But more important is the size of the pumping chambers of your heart and the ejection fraction (how well it squeezes). You have had a stress test so did it show evidence of blockages? There are many people with mild or moderate leaking valves who do very well. You need to discuss with you doctor. ...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)

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