Chapter 10

Aortic Regurgitation

What you will learn

In this chapter you will learn to understand the hemodynamics of “volume overload” and learn more about our integrative approach towards assessing aortic regurgitation. You will see more than others by following our step-by-step approach.

  • Understanding the pathophysiology of AR
  • What causes AR
  • What findings can be seen with echo in AR
  • How to quantify aortic regurgitation with Doppler
  • What are the limitations of echo in assessment of AR
  • When should patients with AR be operated
2 credits



Case stories

A few weeks ago I promised to show you a few more spectacular echoes - so-called record breakers in respect of the severity or uniqueness of pathologies. Well, here are some more cases that are difficult to beat. This is the first one:

Echo facts

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The internet course “Aortic Regurgitation” is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 2 hours of External CME credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

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