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Aortic Valve Regurgitation - What Increases Your Risk

The risk factors for aortic valve regurgitation are:

Tell your doctor if one of your close family members has a congenital aortic valve defect. This may also increase your risk.

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Helping Loved Ones With Heart Disease Eat Right

For someone with heart disease, diet is a big deal. Along with other healthy habits, it can slow or even partially reverse the narrowing of the heart's arteries and help prevent further complications. You can help a loved one who has heart disease by adopting a diet that curbs LDL (''bad'') cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, lowers blood sugar, and helps with weight loss. The best strategy: Focus on what the person with heart disease can eat, not just what's off-limits. Research shows that adding...

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Last Updated: November 02, 2011
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