Valve replacement surgery can fix aortic valve regurgitation. Surgery to repair the aortic valve, instead of replacing it, is not commonly done. Having surgery is a big decision. To help decide when you need surgery, you and your doctor will look at your overall health, your heart health, and how severe your regurgitation is.
If you have surgery, a mechanical or tissue valve will be used to replace your heart valve. Before you have surgery, you and your doctor will decide on which type of valve is right for you. To help with this decision, see: