Aortic valve leak

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Years ago i had this aortic leak, with an audible murmur and wide pulse pressure. I could easily see the leak on doppler echo cardiogram. Diastolic was less than half systolic e.g. 130/ 60. That was like, seven years ago and i lost interest in it.

Recently i had a load of tests prior to hip replacement. There was no murmur ,and the pulse pressure is now normal.

This condition does not resolve itself i am told ,so my question this a miracle?

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    Most likely not, it's more apt to have been not a significant leak in the first place. One thing I've learned through the years is that some conditions are not as serious as initially thought. Loud murmurs can be of no significance in some cases, where slight, almost imperceptible murmurs on auscultation can actually be an ominous sign. The aorta has 1,000 mm of tensile strength, it

    can withstand a lot.

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      Thanks for the informative answer. Had i not seen the leak for myself ,i would have guessed the first test was suspect, but the display, with all the coloured arrows and numbers was clear to see. That was in Antigua, not known fir medical excellence.

      The recent medicals in USA were also impressive.  As an ancient, they were looking for anything at all that might end up spoiling their spotless record for zero complications, such as death on the table. As for heart and lungs...all OK. Only  downside, I spent 7 years thinking I was doomed.
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