Question and answer
For any heart condition, see your doctor regularly so he or she can monitor you and possibly catch aortic valve regurgitation before it develops or in the early stages, when it's more easily treatable. Also, be aware of conditions that contribute to developing aortic valve regurgitation, including:
- Rheumatic fever. If you have a severe sore throat, see a doctor. Untreated strep throat can lead to rheumatic fever. Fortunately, strep throat is easily treated with antibiotics.
- High blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly. Make sure it's well-controlled to prevent aortic regurgitation.