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Aortic Valve Regurgitation

Aortic Valve Regurgitation Causes

This condition is caused by a number of possible conditions such as a congenital heart defect, deterioration of the valve due to aging, a rheumatic fever, endocarditis, and other possible causes that may damage the aortic valve.

Aortic Valve Regurgitation Definition

Aortic valve regurgitation is also known as aortic incompetence or insufficiency. This medical condition occurs when the heart's aortic valve does not close tightly, causing some of the blood to that has been pumped out to leak back. This leakage will result to preventing the heart to supply blood to the rest of the body, causing the patient to always feel tired and short of breath.

Aortic Valve Regurgitation Diagnosis

Listening to the heart through a stethoscope is one of the primary basis of this problem. Other diagnostic tests include an echocardiogram, chest x-ray and electrocardiogram.

Aortic Valve Regurgitation Symptoms and Signs

Common symptoms associated with aortic valve regurgitation include weakness and fatigue, heart palpitations, fainting, chest pains, shortness or breath, irregular and rapid pulse, swollen ankles and feet.

Aortic Valve Regurgitation Treatment

Treatment of aortic valve regurgitation would usually depend on the degree of the regurgitation based on the signs and symptoms. Surgery may require correcting the problem and preventing the weakening of the heart muscles. This may include either a valve repair or valve replacement.

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