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Is aortic regurgitation hereditary?

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

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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Is mitral aortic regurgitation hereditary?

Could be but unlikel: Depends on your age and your past medical history. ...Read more

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Is aortic regurgitation progressive?

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?

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 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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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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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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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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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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Echo best for detecting aortic regurgitation?

Echo best for detecting aortic regurgitation?

Yes: Aortic regurgitation is a diastolic murmur that is usually well heard on physical exam. Other signs include a wide pulse pressure. An echocardiogram is an ultrasound which allows cardiologist to view your heart structures and function. It will help determine both the degree of aortic regurgitation and possibly why (aortic valve leak, etc..). ...Read more

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What are the signs of aortic regurgitation/leakage?

Symptoms?: Do you mean symptoms? (signs are physical findings your doctor detects during an examination). AR causes no symptoms for many decades, but when it finally does start to cause symptoms, it's congestive heart failure - shortness of breath with minimal exertion or at rest. Less common symptoms are: angina (chest pain) and syncope (passing out). ...Read more

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How precise is the stephoscope for hearing aortic regurgitation?

How precise is the stephoscope for hearing aortic regurgitation?

Not very: The stethoscope is a very imprecise tool for detecting and quantifying aortic regurgitation . Moreover, because it's soft and subtle, it's very easily overlooked on a routine exam. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how precise is the stephoscope for hearing aortic regurgitation?

Not very: It requires a careful exam by an experienced clinician in a quiet room with optimal positioning to hear AR. It's very hard to hear and easily overlooked. (echo, on the other hand, will catch it 100% of the time). ...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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Aortic Regurgitation (Definition)

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