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Aortic Valve Regurgitation - Exams and Tests

Tests for aortic valve regurgitation can assess how severe the regurgitation is and whether you have any complications, such as abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias) or heart failure.

Aortic valve regurgitation can typically be diagnosed by physical exam. Your doctor will check your blood pressure, pulse, and listen for abnormal sounds in your heart and lungs.

Other tests may include:

Recommended frequency for checking aortic valve regurgitation1
Severity of aortic valve regurgitation How often you should have an echocardiogram

Mild

Every 2 to 3 years

Moderate

Every year

Severe

Every 4 to 6 months

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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