How should my tiny leak in my aortic valve be managed?

I had a Doppler two years ago. I was told I had a tiny leak in my aorta valve…my left ventricle is fine…I was also told I can do anything I wished physically. My BP is 120-55 and is controlled. I walk 2, 3 miles per day, eat right and enjoy life. I am 69 years of age. What should my future care plan look like and what is the prognosis for this type of mild disorder? I had an ECG last week and all is normal. Cholesterol readings are very good.

Submitted by Michael from Canada on 08/03/2014

by Patrick J. Cook, MD

Continue as is. An echo (absent chest pain or shortness of breath) every two years should suffice to follow.