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What puts someone at risk for aortic regurgitation?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Multiple

High blood pressure , aortic anuerism , aortic dissection.
Connective tissue disease , congenital valve disease ......

In brief: Multiple

High blood pressure , aortic anuerism , aortic dissection.
Connective tissue disease , congenital valve disease ......
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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