Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Aortic Insufficiency Evaluation

The evaluation of aortic regurgitation begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in those with aortic regurgitation include:

Testing is required to make the diagnosis of aortic regurgitation.

Tests for aortic regurgitation may include:

Less commonly performed tests for aortic regurgitation:

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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