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Wed 21 August 2013

Medical Treatment of Aortic Regurgitation

Posted by Dr. Carlos Porras. This article was posted in Cirugía Cardiaca, Cardiología Clínica and tagged with aortic regurgitation, treatment, surgery

Medical Treatment of Aortic Regurgitation

Aortic regurgitation has no medical treatment. The only true treatment is surgery.

Medicines are only useful in patients with high arterial pressure and in those operated on with ventricular dysfunction in which it has not improved after surgery. The most useful ones are the so called ACE inhibitors (captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, etc) and AT2 antagonists (losartán, valsartán, telmisartán, etc).

It’s important to state that no effect of these or other pills has been proven to delay surgery.


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