Aortic Valve Regurgitation

Aortic Valve Regurgitation

This is the condition in which there is leaking back of blood from the aorta to the left ventricle due to the abnormality in the aortic valve. Aortic valve doesn’t closes properly. Due to leakage pressure is applied to the heart to pump the blood more efficiently.


Aggressive condition presents as;mitral valve stenosis, prolapse, symptoms and treatment

  • Fatigue and weakness after hectic works
  • Swelling in ankle and feet
  • Problematic breathing on exertion
  • Pain in the chest which aggravate after exercise.
  • Lightheadedness
  • Arrhythmia
  • Abnormal heart sounds
  • Palpitations

At first ventricular hypertrophy compensate the problem. However, Increase stress can lead to further complications. Causes include;

  • Congenital cause due to some mutation in genes
  • Age related changes in heart
  • Bacterial endocarditis
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Traumatic stress
  • Marfan syndrome or other autoimmune diseases like lupus erythematosus.

Complications include;


Diagnosis depends upon detailed medical history and complete general physical examination of patient. Other investigative tests include;

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging test
  • CT scan
  • Stress test
  • Cardiac catheterization.
  • Treatment of this condition depends upon the severity of disease. Doctor may prescribe medications for complications and regular monitoring check ups are prescribed.
  • Surgery options is considered when condition aggravate and include; aortic valve repair and aortic valve replacement.
Home Remedies
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat healthy organic food
  • Consume more fruits and vegetables
  • Keep your blood pressure controlled
  • Avoid stress
  • Limit taking tobacco
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