Bicuspid Aortic Valves and Aneurysms Go Hand-in-Hand

Be sure your doctor looks for an aortic aneurysm if you are diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic valve.

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The heart and cardiovascular system develop during the first three months of pregnancy. When everything goes well, an aortic valve with three leaflets (cusps) emerges. But in 1% to 2% of hearts, two of the leaflets fuse, leaving the valve with one normal leaflet and a larger, misshapen one. This is called a bicuspid aortic […]
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