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Aortic Valve Regurgitation

Aortic Valve Regurgitation - How to prevent?

Aortic Valve Regurgitation - Causes and Risk Factors

Causes

Conditions which damage a valve can cause regurgitation. Some causes of aortic valve regurgitation are:

  • Congenital heart valve disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Disease. Other rare conditions can enlarge the aortic valve and lead to regurgitation, including Marfan syndrome, a connective tissue disease
  • Trauma to the aorta near the aortic valve
  • Other conditions which enlarges the aortic valve (e.g Marfan syndrome)

Risks

Other risk factor of aortic valve regurgitation include:

  • Aortic valve damage
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Age: In some cases, middle aged patients develop the condition due to natural deterioration of the valve.

Aortic Valve Regurgitation - Preparing for surgery

Aortic Valve Regurgitation - Post-surgery care

Aortic Valve Regurgitation - Other Information

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