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Medicine For Aortic Insufficiency
Unknown: Life expectancy depends not just on the presence of a diagnosis but also on its severity, comorbidities, and its cause. If the aortic insufficiency is mild and there's no underlying cause (say inborn), chances are the expectancy is minimally decreased if any. Whereas in other cases such as valvular abnormalites as a result of infection or immune process or severe heart defect it may be worse. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Ai is very difficult to hear. It requires a very quiet room, a high index of suspicion , a careful exam, and often one must ask the patient to sit up and lean forward. ...Read more
Probably: Ao. Leak is aortic valve regurgitation. It is a common condition and can be mild to life threatening. However, if you are 34 yrs old and healthy, don't tire easily, have light headedednesss, weakness or an enlarged heart, it is very unlikely you have ao regurgitation. However, if you have any suspicion, it is imperative that you see your physician immediately. ...Read more
Possible: Troponin elevation is indicative of myocardial tissue injury (in absence of other noncardiac causes e.g. kidney disease) which may result from valvular disease through decreased blood supply to the heart. BNP elevation ususlly indicates increased cardiac stress such as in heart failure (that can be from valvular disease). Significance of elevation of either should be correlated clinically. ...Read more
Echo found trace aortic insufficiency & mild TR in cardiac screen of fit 14 y/o boy. No marfans. Could growing cause- 6'1", so might get better?
Former elite marathon runner; Echocardiogram-EF-75% mild TR mild aortic insufficiency. Still run & do strength training. Expected findings for my age?
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I've been recently diagnosed with mild aortic ectasia and aortic insufficiency. Doc is putting me on an arb. Do i need to see aortic specialist?
Had doppler echocardiogram. Report says "mild aortic insufficiency andtrace tricuspid insufficiency". Doc says this is normal findings. Any worries?
Probably: For a woman of 49 years old, your results are probably not "clinically" significant . This means that although your results are not entirely normal, they (the mild aortic and trace tricuspid insufficiency) do not contribute to any of your symptoms in a significant way. ...Read more
53,Mild tricuspid and aortic insufficiency, EF-75%,enlarged IVC-3.6cm, femoral/common iliac veins. Former marathon runner, could this be an adaptation?
Mildly enlarged left atrium
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pulmonary hypertension tricuspid regurgitation how serious is it?
Echo: Sounds mild to me. Discuss with your team. ...Read more
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