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What do you recommend for aortic regurgitation?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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