Aortic Regurgitation in Iraqi Hypertensive Patients Frequency and Risk Factors

Abstract

Aortic regurgitation is back flow of the blood from the aorta to the left ventricle, many causes of this relatively common valvular lesion but one of the most important is hypertension a so common medical problem. Aim of the study: to assess the frequency of, severity and risk factors of aortic regurgitation in hypertensive patients The results and discussion: show significant No. of hypertensive patients have aortic regurgitation most of them have non significant lesion with the dilatation of aortic root and increasing age are significant risk factors ,this finding consistent with most of the studies Recommendations: it is wise to assess all hypertensive patients with noninvasive simple test, echocardiography, for evidence of aortic regurgitation.