To fully answer this question it would be nice to known the specific problem that you have with one of the leaflets (?bicuspid valve). In most cases, aortic insufficiency is a disease that should be followed with periodic echocardiograms (the test of choice). This is the best way to diagnose and evaluate this valve disease. Exercise has never been studied to control aortic insufficiency, but as a good rule of thumb it is always important to maintain good cardiovascular health. Unless you have a problem with your aorta as well ( this can go along with aortic insufficiency, especially in your age group) then the only limitation on exercise would be with weight lifting as this is discouraged. Otherwise, get a repeat echo in 1 year and continue to exercise.
To go along with the above, I've never smoked, I do not drink alcohol and watch my diet.
Thanks for responding.
I have a tricuspid valve; the TEE showed that one of the leaflets is not working properly. So far my aorta is okay along with the rest of my heart and I am seeing the cardiologist every 6 months.
I just wanted to know if exercise could halt or significantly reduce the progression of the condition and if you know of any cases where someone diagnosed early like myself was able to maintain the valve state for longer than 10 years (taking in account they did not drink or smoke and eat properly with regular exercise)