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bicuspid aortic valve life expectancy

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience in Cardiology
May worsen with age: This is a not uncommon congenital variant which is typically aysmptomatic for many years. With aging, leakage from the valve not closing properly may ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Bicuspid: Bicuspid aortic valve disease can go lifelong without causing a problem but in some people does progress to aortic stenosis, insufficiency or both. It ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a cardiologist: The valve is normally 3 parts, so yours with only 2 parts will "age" faster. You should have an echocardiogram perhaps annually, to follow the size o ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
13 years experience in Cardiology
Abnormal heart valve: A bicuspid aortic valve is a condition that is present from birth. The aortic valve doesn't form normally, resulting in a narrowing of the valve. This ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
HCM: Not sure what you're asking. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy in series with a bicuspid aortic valve has a potential for real trouble if the bi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
NO.: Aortic valve replacement in a patient with a bicuspid aortic valve may require repair of an ascending aortic aneurysm if present. Although valves are ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Pts with congenital bicuspid aortic valves are monitored with 2-d echos and with regular follow up in office . With a younger pt over time the valve t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Depends: Sometimes surgery can correct depending on your general health status.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
20 years experience in Cardiology
No: Two different valves with different shapes and function. The aortic valve should have three leaflets or cusps but some people are born with only two a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Mitral valve prolaps: Yes. As regurgitation ptrogresses it causes cardiac arrythmias and heart failure and finally death.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Could be but unlikel: Depends on your age and your past medical history.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: Mild aortic regurgitation with an otherwise normal heart can remain unchanged for many many years. More severe aortic regurgitation with enlargement ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: But there isn't any need since it's a treatable condition. Mild to moderate mitral insufficiency doesn't require treatment. Acute severe or chronic s ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Doubtful: not likely. Get periodic medical exam.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Had a cath?: The echo says there might be a structural abnormality of the aortic valve and a leak of the mitral valve with resultant dilation of left atrium. If yo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Genetic test: Talk to ob/gyn or peds re genetics consult. There are tests available now including the 22q11 deletion test (digeorge syndrome) and others. The tests ... Read More
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A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Need cardiologist!: There are a number of concerning findings on your echocardiogram. The left ventricular function (how strong your pump is) is just a little low; I'm no ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Be established: Become established with a cardiologist - i follow many people with your condition. When the time is right - usually at an older age, the valve can ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Rarel: Mitral valve prolapse can cause palpitations, shortness of breath, or chest pain but isi seldom fatal. If the valve is leaking severely or if it gets ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
The question is ???: A statement with a question mark is not really a question. You need to state some basic information and formulate a clear question related to the info ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
There are many: possible reasons for "coding" unassociated with open heart surgery. Any patient considered for pulmonary valve replacement will be appropriately evalu ... Read More

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