Aortic regurgitation

What is Aortic regurgitation?

Reflux of blood through an incompetent aortic valve into the left ventricle during ventricular diastole.

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i am 48 years male and suffering from low platelet count i am also a known case of bicuspid aortic valve server stenosis with aortic regurgitation on 25 mg metaprolol my physician advised me to take wysolone 20 mg morning 20 mg after lunch and 10 mg at night with half tablet of ditide 10 mg in morning at present my platelet count is 90,000 please advise me

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. Platelet count of 90000 is not be worried about. It is a bit below the normal limit.
2. Due to aortic regurgitation and stenosis, increased risk of thrombus formation and hence low platelet count is possible. Also ITP and...

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Hi I have hypothyroidism, on 125mcg levothyroxine, I also have high bp, on 100mg losarten and 10mg bisoprolol and have just found out I have aortic regurgitation. I am overweight and have been unable to lose weight, would herbalife be safe for me to take?

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Hello

Thanks for the query

There is no known reaction between these medications. You can take them together. However I would like to add here that you are on high dose of Losartan, you will have to check potassium levels once in 2 weeks.

I hope I was of help

Regards

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My mom has an ejection fraction of 15-20 percent, poor LV function. Defrib and pacemaker, severe COPD and 2+ aortic regurgitation and an MVP (1994) She has been hospitalized since February, back and forth from Hospital to Sub acute. A recent cardiac cath revealed the above EF and deemed "unsafe" to replace the aortic valve. Now, her wounds are not healing from weeping edema. New bacteria found after wound biopsy. She lost 50 LBS. She is diabetic. Yet her cardiologist claims "your heart is ok"! I am at a loss. Is she ready for Hospice?

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Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M.FORUM.
Please note down that normal "EJECTION FRACTION" 55-78%.
Ejection fraction of your mother is only 15-20%.

Left ventricle is not functioning well.
Your mother is a case of C O P D , that's why, lung capacity is diminished,
Aortic regurgitation also.


The...

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my 2decho result shows moderate aortic regurgitation, and have eccentric LV hyperthropy mass index 0f 107gm/m2 and relative wall thickness of .41. what does it mean, is it serious? my doctors gave me losartan 5omg, does the medicine really needed for my disease, im not hypertensive.

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Hello and welcome to HCM,
I am explaining you the interpretation of echocardiography report in simple words.
Aorta is the large blood vessel which carries the blood from left ventricle of heart to entire body.
Aorta is guarded by valves called aortic valves.
Blood flows in one direction only from...

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I have Aortic Regurgitation,Diabetese and mildly enlarged Prostrate Gland.I have been recommended Vetlam .4 mg night time but this medicine I am unable to tolerate mainly Blocked nose and heaviness in chest. Kindly suggest me what to do. Dr.Rakesh Kishore

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Hi,

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You may use alternate like Terazosin or Doxazosin.

For aortic regurgitation, treatment depends upon how severe it is. It is either symptomatic or asymptomatic.

Please consult your Cardiologist, he will examine and...

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i desperately want to have a child .i have rheumatic heart disease with mitral mr and aortic regurgitation grade3 right now .iam on homeopathic medicine and i feel perfectly fine until i over exert .iam 35yrs old and have 5yrs old child .can u help me know wether can i have normal delivery as before under medical supervision and proper care?i have this disease from past 22yrs last year in my reoprt it was mild mitral valve prolapse grade 2 mitral regurgitation with moderate aortic regurgitation and good lv fuction.

doctor1 MD

Hi welcome to H.C.M.Forum. when the LV function is normal prognosis is good so long you are under the supervision of a cardiologist, as the months advance, load on the heart increases, and that is to be minimised. thank you and best of luck.

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due to dry cough sustaining for past 4-5 years my brother has been taken up to doctor and said from birth he has bicupsid aortic valve with moderate to severe aortic regurgitation.so he underwent open heart surgery for valve replacement with27 sjm mechenicalvalve+sinotubular plasty and shifted to icu with stable haemodynamics.sutures and pacing wires were removed on 7th postoperative day. condition on discharge: afebrile,ambulant,haemodynamically stable chest wound healing well .no pressure sores or blisters urine: gram negative bacilli and enterococcus sp .significant doubtful due to absence of pyuria.taking warfarin drug .after 10 days of discharge also having same dry cough.also during blood test the wbc count is 13100 which is said as mildly greater .what would be reason for that greater wbc count.what about sustain of dry cough.

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it is common to develop pneumonia after heart surgery. she should get a chest X-ray to rule it out. she may have an irritated throat still from having a breathing tube placed during surgery (although it is uncommon 10 days after surgery) or a simple "cold", which can increase your WCB count...

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I am a female, 56 age and diagnosed as having mild AR or aortic regurgitation. in recent years i suddenly suffer from breathing trouble particularly during night and this occurs 2-3 times in a year. I am non-diabete, 5ft-2 inch with 64 kg body weight and normal blood pressure. I have also trivial MR. ejection fraction is 66%. Is my problem due to mild MR causing congestive heart failure.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
The complains you're experiencing doesn't seem due to AR. AR for having complains of breathlessness needs to be severe which doesn't seem to be, in your case , specially when your BP is normal.

you're not a diabetic patient, however at your age,coronary artery disease is a more common cause...

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I was bulimic off and on for around 6 years from 38 to 44 . I'm now 46 and the dr noted after cardio tests that I have trace aortic regurgitation, aortic root dilation at the sinus of valsalva only 38mm (rest of aort is normal) and trace mitral regurgitation. I'm 150 lbs and 5.9 inches in height. I run marathons, do bikram yoga, resistance training and have body massages frequently. Can Any of these conditions be related to my bulimia?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No. Bulimia will not have caused any heart problem

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Bulimia will not have caused any of your heart problems. The valve changes are only minor. It appears that you lead an active lifestyle. You should carry on with your exercise regimen.
I hope this has reassured...

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hi I am 51 yr old female history of well controlled HTN mild-moderate aortic valve regurgitation coronary angiography normal with lad irregularities what does this mean

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry.....

Detailed Answer:
Respected Ma'm
1. Mild to moderate aortic regurgitation means, that one of your heart valves which connects the main pumping chamber of heart (left ventricles) to main blood carrying vessel of body (aorta) has mild to moderate degree of...

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Recent questions on  Aortic regurgitation

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I have Aortic Regurgitation,Diabetese and mildly enlarged Prostrate Gland.I have been recommended Vetlam .4 mg night time but this medicine I am unable to tolerate mainly Blocked nose and heaviness in chest. Kindly suggest me what to do. Dr.Rakesh Kishore

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can you please confirm us what would be the expenses for valve change as my mother's ecocardiography report is Rheumatic Heart Disease.

S/P PTMC(2008)

Mild Mitral Stenosis. Mild Mitral Regurgitation

Severe Valvular Aortic Stenosis. Mild Aortic Regurgitation.

Normal LV Systolic Function.

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Hi Doctor, back in 2005 I had an echo done which picked up on mildly elevated pulmonary pressure of 41 mmHg; subsequent echos in 2006 and 2009 had readings of 36 to 41. I m experiencing some health anxiety and had brought up my concern about the...

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due to dry cough sustaining for past 4-5 years my brother has been taken up to doctor and said from birth he has bicupsid aortic valve with moderate to severe aortic regurgitation.so he underwent open heart surgery for valve replacement with27 sjm mechenicalvalve+sinotubular plasty and shifted to icu with stable haemodynamics.sutures and pacing wires were removed on 7th postoperative day. condition on discharge: afebrile,ambulant,haemodynamically stable chest wound healing well .no pressure sores or blisters urine: gram negative bacilli and enterococcus sp .significant doubtful due to absence of pyuria.taking warfarin drug .after 10 days of discharge also having same dry cough.also during blood test the wbc count is 13100 which is said as mildly greater .what would be reason for that greater wbc count.what about sustain of dry cough.

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Hello, I would like international heart professionals to give me guidance and opinion on my infant son s heart issue. We experience numerous misdiagnosis and negligence in the healthcare area so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I was just told that my newborn son (12 days old) has respiratory problem. My wife had elevated sugar level on the week of the delivery. So she ended up in the hospital and had some insulin doses. She was also in controlled diet. When my son was born we were told that the baby had excessive breathing and we were asked to watch out for signs of blueness or abnormal breathing for a month and see if things will get better on his own. When we brought him home he started to have temperature of 101 so we brought him back to the hospital. They performed echocardiogram and found that baby has hole in his heart and may need surgery because of his issues in his heart. We took him to a heart specialist and did another round of echo. I have attached the results below. We were sent home and asked to monitor the baby. Once other reports are back the doctors will discuss the further actions. I don t know the details on that. Please help me translate below result. I just want to double check with international heart professionals before jumping into conclusion of performing a heart operation on an infant. Any suggestions would be helpful. Echocardiography Report -------------------------- M-Mode LV Function: Diastole     Systole LVID:     1.7 cm      1.1 cm IVS:     0.3 cm      LVPW: 0.3 cm EF: 66.0% --------------------------- M-Mode LA/Aorta LA:     1.7 cm AO:     0.9 cm --------------------------- Mitral Valve Study: E-Vel:     1.07 m/s.     E Grad:     4.5 mmHg A-Vel:     0.57 m/s.     A Grad: 1.3 mmHg E/A:      1 AML:     Normal PML:     Normal Mitral valve Score: Mitral Regurgitation: NIL -------------------------- Tricuspid Valve Study: Morphology:     Normal -------------------------- D-Mode Study TR Vel:     2.9 m/s      TR Grad: 33.0 mmHg TRICUSPID REGURGITATION: Gr-II -------------------------- Aortic Valve Study: Aortic Cusps:     Normal      D-Mode LV Ejection Peak Vel:     0.95 m/s. Peak Grad:     3.6 mmHg. AORTIC REGURGITATION: NIL -------------------------- Pulmonary Valve Study: Morphology: Normal D-Mode Study Peak Vel: 1.7 m/s.     Peak Grad: 13.0 mmHg --------------------------- PULMONARY REGURGITATION:     NIL IAS:      Deficient IVS: Deficient Pericardium:      No effusion seen Intracavitary mass:     Not Seen Vegetation:      Not seen Wall Motion Analysis:     No regional wall motion abnormalities ---------------------------- Other Features:      Situs solitus, Levocardia, A-V concordance, V-A discordance, Sub pulmonic VSD, 0.7 cm in size, bidirectional shunt, overriding of pulmonary artery to IVS by 50%, Mitral -pulmonic fibrous continuity absent, aortra arising from RV, Both great arteries lying in same plane, aorta is right to the PA, ASD/PFO present, bidirectional shunt, Mild TR with Mild PAH (estimated PASP: 33+10=43.0 mmHg), No PS, Dilated RA, RV and pulmonary artery, RVH, left sided aortic arch. ---------------------------- Final Impression:     Complex Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease: Situs Solitus, Levocardia, Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV, Taussig -Bing Anomaly) with ASD/ PFO present, No PS ======================================= What does this all mean? Does this look like he has serious issue? Are we overreacting?