Aortic Regurgitation

Joining us today to discuss Aortic Regurgitation is Vidhu Anand, MBBS, FACC, FASE, assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Specific topics discussed:
• What is aortic regurgitation, how prevalent is it, and how are patients diagnosed and followed-up?
• Is there role of MRI in diagnosis and follow up of these patients?
• What are the different treatment options? Valve repair and replacement. We can discuss the very low operative mortality at centers of excellence, such as Mayo Clinic and option for valve repair which is particularly attractive for young patients who want to avoid anticoagulation
• Why is it important to refer patients early for intervention before there is onset of significant myocardial injury?