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What are symptoms of an aortic valve prolapse?

What are symptoms of an aortic valve prolapse?

Maybe none: Av prolapse results in aortic regurgitation. Even if it's severe, it may take decades before symtpoms occur, if ever. Symptoms when present may be breathlessness with less than usual activity, anginal type chest pain, or spells of passing out/nearly passing out. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse.Left Atrium mildly dilated.mild mitral regurg.cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse.Left Atrium mildly dilated.mild mitral regurg.cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

Had a cath?: The echo says there might be a structural abnormality of the aortic valve and a leak of the mitral valve with resultant dilation of left atrium. If you had the cardiac cath you list any time recently, more information should be available from that. A TEE is a transesophageal echo which gives us better pictures than a transthoracic echo. You should discuss this echo with your Doc ...Read more

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Prognosis: aortic stenosis and mitral valve prolapse. Any idea?

Prognosis: aortic stenosis and mitral valve prolapse. Any idea?

2 questions: Aortic stenosis w/o symptoms has good prognosis. Symptomatic as has 5, 3, and 2 yr life expectancy depending on symptoms. Chest pain (5), passing out (3) and heart failure (2) yrs. This improves if the valve is replaced. Mitral valve prolapse does not significantly affect your prognosis by itself. Some though can worsen and begin to leak. This can also lead to heart failure. ...Read more

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Mitral valve prolapse - what are aortic root measurements for Marfan's syndrome.?

Mitral valve prolapse - what are aortic root measurements for Marfan's syndrome.?

MVP: Marfan's syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder. People with marfan's are unusually tall, with long limbs, long thin fingers. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves (like mitral valve prolapse) and aorta (aneurysms-dilation). Aortic root measurements greater than 1 1/2 times normal are worrisome (average 4cm or greater). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aortic valve insufficiency?

What are the symptoms of aortic valve insufficiency?

Shortness of breath: If valve insufficiency is mild or moderate, you may not have any symptoms. Severe valve insufficiency causes significant back flow of the blood causing enlarged heart chamber and congestion of blood to structure before the valve (lung or liver) causing shortness of breath and heart failure symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a severe bicuspid aortic valve regurgitation I am 22 years of age I have symptoms how will i know if im about to die?

I have a severe bicuspid aortic valve regurgitation I am 22 years of age I have symptoms how will i know if im about to die?

See a cardiologist: Aortic regurgitation results in stretching of the pumping chamber of the heart due to the increase blood volume and pressure. Patients often do not have symptoms until the muscle is stretched so far that it does not contract well. By that time, repair may not improve symptoms. It is important to have measurements of the heart size and aorta to know when valve replacement is needed. ...Read more

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Will COPD and heart problems compound the symptoms and make them worse. I have stage 1close to 2 COPD and aortic valve insufficiency + irreg. Heartbea?

Will COPD and heart problems compound the symptoms and make them worse. I have stage 1close to 2 COPD and aortic valve insufficiency + irreg. Heartbea?

Yes: COPD and aortic valve regurgitation, if significant enough, can both make you short of breath. Working harder to breathe secondary to copd, or the volume overload of a leaky aortic valve can both increase your likelihood of atrial arrhythmias, . ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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