Treatment for chronic
aortic valve regurgitation includes medicines to
reduce blood pressure. If you have valve replacement surgery, you will need to
take medicines to prevent infection and blood clots around the artificial
Medicines to reduce blood pressure
If your regurgitation is moderate to severe, your doctor may
prescribe blood pressure medicine such as:
If you have valve replacement surgery, you may need:
Blood thinners. You may take a blood thinner to prevent blood clots, especially if you had surgery to replace your aortic valve. Blood thinners include antiplatelet medicine, such as aspirin, or the anticoagulant medicine called warfarin (such as Coumadin).
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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