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What are the symptoms of aortic valve insufficiency?

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Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

There are 2 flavors of ai: acute and chronic.
Either may be mild, moderate, or severe. Severe, acute ai can cause acute congestive heart failure and is a medical emergency. Mild to moderate chronic ai may never cause symptoms and doesn't require treatment. Severe, chronic ai can, after many decades, eventually lead to breathlessness, heart pounding, chest pain, fatigue and frank CHF eventually.

In brief: Depends

There are 2 flavors of ai: acute and chronic.
Either may be mild, moderate, or severe. Severe, acute ai can cause acute congestive heart failure and is a medical emergency. Mild to moderate chronic ai may never cause symptoms and doesn't require treatment. Severe, chronic ai can, after many decades, eventually lead to breathlessness, heart pounding, chest pain, fatigue and frank CHF eventually.
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