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Aortic Valve Regurgitation: Deciding About Surgery - Topic Overview

Can I have surgery to repair my valve?

Unfortunately, valve reconstruction and repair aren't typically viable treatments for aortic valve regurgitation. This is because of the very high pressure in the left ventricle. The additional pressure makes repair ineffective in the long term, so replacement of the valve is the only real surgical option.

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Last Updated: November 02, 2011
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