Aortic Valve Regurgitation
What Increases Your Risk
The risk factors for aortic valve regurgitation are:
- Congenital heart defects, such as being born with an aortic valve with one (unicuspid) or two (bicuspid) flaps, called leaflets, rather than three.
- Old age.
- Being male.
- Other health problems, such as Reference Marfan's syndrome Opens New Window, Reference high blood pressure Opens New Window, and Reference autoimmune diseases Opens New Window.
Tell your doctor if one of your close family members has a congenital aortic valve defect. This may also increase your risk.
|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