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What sort of problem is aortic regurgitation?

Dr. Yu Sun Dr. Sun
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What sort of problem is aortic regurgitation?

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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Aortic Regurgitation (Definition)

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 ...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?

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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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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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 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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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