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Respected Doctor,
         Myself Mr.Rajratan Gaikwad,working at J.J group of hospital and grand medical college, Mumbai, India as Medical Social Superintendent.
   I want to know about "Trivial AR,Aortic sclerosis", for a person ageing from 45-50/50-60
1.what is the treatment for it?
2.Does it have any adverse effect at present or in future?
3.Does it have any age limit for treatment?
4.Is the treatment is surgical or medicinal?
5.If it is medicinal what drugs are to be taken?
6.If surgical which type of surgery
7..Does it have any side effect after treatment?
8.what precautions to taken before or after treatment?
9.Is there any exercise for this?
10.what type of diet is needed if there is any risk?
11.Please refer a doctor in India for treatment

Hello Rajratan,

1.No treatment is needed.  A statin like lovostatin might slow aortic sclerosis, but it's already so slowly progressive that it's hard to tell.
2. It's possible, tho unlikely, that the AR will get worse.
3. No.
4. No surgical treatment needed unless the AR gets much worse.  Then valve replacement.
5. See # 1.
6. See # 4.
7. No.
8.  No precautions needed.
9.  No.  Exercise not harmful but not helpful for the valve trouble, only for the body and the rest of the heart.
10. No special diet would help.
11. Don't know any doctors in India.

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Adult heart function and disease. Not very good about children lesss than 12. Hypertension is o.k. Heart rhythm a special interest.


Certified in cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Was chairman of division of cardiology at the Medical College of Virginia. Am now mostly retired.

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Circulation, American Heart Journal, Hypertension.

M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Residency training at Yale Uhniversity School of Medicine and Medical College of Virginia.

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