Can a doctor hear minor aortic insufficiency through a stethoscope? My doc usually listens to my heart every 3 months or so but a few days ago was the first time he was concerned. An echo revealed some degree of regurgitation and I'm anxios to review the results with my doctor to find out how severe it is. I'm just curious if it would even be possible for him to hear a minor aortic regurg or if it is usually more severe by the time it is audible?
I know it won't tell me what my condition is but I can't help to think about it while I wait.