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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

1

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Last Updated: November 02, 2011
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