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smoking marijuana with a bicuspid aortic valve

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 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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Dr. Diana Metzger
30 years experience Cardiology
Serial exams: The natural history of bicuspid aortic valve is to progressively deteriorate over years and narrow (stenosis) or leak. Many need to have valve replac ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Heldman
33 years experience Cardiology
Bicuspid valve: The aortic valve normally has three cusps, or leaflets. Some people are born with only two cusps of this valve, and this abnormality does increase th ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
58 years experience Cardiology
Yes: U can drink wine 1-2 glasses without any problem!
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
In moderation: Drink in operation. A glass or two is ok. Talk with your doctor for more recommendations.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Unlikely...: But you are at risk for development of aortic stenosis as you age and should periodically see your doctor and be screened for systolic heart murmur. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
36 years experience Cardiology
Can be: At times, because a bicuspid aortic valve is associated with either aortic insufficiency, aortic stenosis, chest pain and shortness of breath. This p ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
No: Bicuspid aortic valve is not a cause of seizures.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
?: Not aware of this. Unlikely that you are unable to donate.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Some information: It is more likely to be congenital since it is the one of the most common congenital forms of cardiac disorders. It is three times more likely to occu ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Minor: Need to be on a surveillance program coordinated with cardiologist to follow aortic insufficiency and aortic enlargement. Need to avoid hypertension a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
42 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: No. This could be so many things and certainly may not be serious. But, you should tell your cardiologist about these symptoms.
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