Aortic Valve Regurgitation


Aortic valve regurgitation can happen over many years, so symptoms may not appear initially or go unnoticed for some time until the condition worsens. Symptoms of aortic valve regurgitation include the following:

  • Abnormal heart sounds when your doctor listens to your heart through a stethoscope (heart murmur)
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Shortness of breath with exercise or sometimes when you lie down
  • Swelling in your lower extremities, especially at the ankles and feet (edema)
  • Chest pain or tightness, often after exercise
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
  • A rapid, fluttering heartbeat (palpitations)