Aortic Valve Regurgitation
When to Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you have symptoms of aortic valve regurgitation such as fainting, chest pain, or shortness of breath. Your doctor will confirm whether you have valve problems or some other condition. For more information, see Reference Symptoms.
Acute aortic valve regurgitation comes on suddenly. Symptoms include severe shortness of breath, a rapid heart rate, lightheadedness, weakness, confusion, and chest pain.
Acute aortic valve regurgitation is a medical emergency. Call 911 immediately.
Who to see
Health professionals who can diagnose aortic valve regurgitation include:
- Reference Family medicine doctors Opens New Window.
- Reference General practitioners Opens New Window.
- Reference Internists Opens New Window.
- Reference Emergency medicine specialists Opens New Window.
After you have been diagnosed, you may be referred to a Reference cardiologist Opens New Window, who specializes in heart diseases. The specialist will monitor your condition and help determine when valve replacement is needed.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 9, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology