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cause of bicuspid aortic valve

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
No: Bicuspid aortic valve is not a cause of seizures.
Dr. Santiago Roldan
20 years experience Dentistry
YES: Any malfunctioning of your heart valves will cause lack of irrigation in parts of your body. If brain, most probably will cause fainting.
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Dr. James Strader
22 years experience Cardiology
No!!: A bav puts a person at higher risk for needing heart valve surgery in middle age and older. But heart valve disease does not cause seizures. Seizure ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
46 years experience 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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Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Needs to be followed: The normal aortic valve has 3 leaflets but the bicuspid valve only has 2. It is the most common valve congenital malformation. About 1-2%. The natural ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience 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 34-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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
BAV OR CBAV: Although I have seldom seen it abbreviated, bav for bicuspid aortic valve or cbav for congenital bicuspid aortic valve are abbreviations occasionally ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
33 years experience Cardiology
Several: The standard surgical approach is via a mi sternotomy approach. Currently there are centers performing the surgery via a minimal thoracotomy incision ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
14 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
Later in life: Bicuspid aortic valve typically causes problems around 50 years of age even though the problem is present at birth. The rule of thumb is that one thi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Need f/u: There is a strong likelihood that you will need to have your aortic valve replaced with/without aortic root reconstruction sometime during your life. ... Read More

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