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can you tell me about surgery for bicuspid aortic valve disease?

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Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 48 years experience
No surgery: Bicuspid aorta is not indication for surgery. However, with age, bicuspid aorta may progress to aortic stenosis (when valve opening is severely limited). Surgery for aortic stenosis is performed only when the aortic valve area is severely or critically reduced (and not before). Progression from bicuspid aorta to aortic stenosis may take years or decades (even sometimes never) to take place.
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
yearly or as recommended by your cardiologist Echocardiograms to evaluate the status of your aortic valves will determine when if you need surgery
May 1, 2014

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