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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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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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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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What is insufficiency of the aortic valve?

What is insufficiency of the aortic valve?

Aortic valve leak.: Aortic valve leak is called aortic insuffiency.It can be due to multiple causes such as rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis, aortic root aneurysm, endocarditis etc. ...Read more

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What causes insufficiency of the aortic valve?

Lots of things: Used to be rheumatic heart disease but we see that infrequently now. Congenital problems, like a bicuspid aortic valve. Hypertension. Dissecting aneurysm. Syphilis. Marfan's syndrome. Ankylosing spondylitis. Reiter's syndrome. Lupus. Infection (endocarditis). ...Read more

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In the course of which period(s) would you hear aortic valve insufficiency most clearly?

Question unclear: During diastole . Is that the kind period you were referring to? ...Read more

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Does increased fatigue mean my aortic valve insufficiency is getting worse?

Possibly: Aortic insufficiency can cause fatigue, and if the insufficiency backflow increases, fatigue increases in some patients. We as caregivers also know that fatigue can develop from many causes, most of which are associated with low atp. Causes of lack of formation of atp are metabolic problems of hormonal or cofactor deficiency that would affect enzymatic efficiency negatively. Fragil b-6 is a genet. ...Read more

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Have COPD and aortic valve insufficiency what would make my heartrate drop to upper 40s lower 50s and BP to 80?

Sick sinus: The COPD causes obstruction of flow and return of blood and the aortic insufficiency causes decreased forward flow and may cause low bp. The heart's response is usually rapid heart rate unless there is pressure on the sensor called the carotid body but usually from a high pressure. So these don't make sense. Go back to your doctor and see a cardiologist or whatever your doctor decides for work-up. ...Read more

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Altogether i copd, aortic valve insufficiency, bradycardia, and sick sinus syndrome with repaired right coronary anomaly what can I expect?

Altogether i copd, aortic valve insufficiency,  bradycardia, and sick sinus syndrome with repaired right coronary anomaly what can I expect?

Pacemaker: If you have symptoms, the cardiologist after proper eval can opt for pacer. The COPD causes an effect of pulm hypertension which taxes the right heart. Bradycardia can cause CHF and in combination can cause fainting or syncope. These treatments are tailored to your symptoms and your need. Have a good follow up with all your doctors and discuss the medications well and their side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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