Most often, aortic valve regurgitation develops gradually, which means that you may have no signs or symptoms for years, and you may even not realize that you have the condition. But over time you may have:
Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
Rapid, fluttering, racing, or pounding heartbeat (palpitations)
Shortness of breath, most often when you are active
Fatigue or weakness.
Swollen ankles and feet
Lightheadedness or fainting
Chest pain or pressure, often brought on by exercise, when the heart has to work harder
When it’s an acute condition, these symptoms are sudden, often more intense, and life-threatening.