Yes. How bad depends on regurgitant fraction, left ventricular dimension, ejection fraction, pulmonary pressures. Echocardiogram and cardiac cath. Needed to assess for correction.
Yes. A diastolic decreshendo high pitched murmur heard best leaning forward with the stethoscope over the lower sternum suggest aortic regurgitation, although further evaluation will be necessary.
AORTIC REGURGITATION. Causes a murmur...
Yes. The leaky aortic valve produces turbulence in the flow of blood that produces sound. It can be heard using a stethoscope. That is one example of what causes a murmur.
Can trivial aortic regurgitation cause breathlessness or lightheadedness? Should I be concerned about this finding on echo? No murmur heard on exam.
Aortic. No that should not cause any symptoms.
ECHO: Normal Left ventricular size + wall thickness and wall motion, Normal biventricular systolic function, Mild MVP w/ trace regurgitation, EF 67%, RV systolic pressure 16mmHg, mild heart murmur. No symptoms. Help! Is this normal?
MVP. Your echocardiogram is not perfectly normal as it shows mild mitral valve prolapse. All other parameters are normal. MVP is very common and very often causes no problems. Nevertheless I recommend periodic follow-up by a cardiologist as the mvp can worsen, cause atrial arrhythmias and atypical chest discomfort. Very often a click can be heard on stethoscope examination of the heart.