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hello, i was diagnosed with bicuspid aortic valve - should i be worried?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
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. But it's not 100%. You will need annual follow up with a cardiologist.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

I have a bicuspid aortic valve, what do I do next?

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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 of the opening. If it begins to narrow too much, surgery is indicated to replace it.
Dr. Diana Metzger
Cardiology 30 years experience
Annual echos may not be needed until signs of progression start to accellerate
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the abbreviation for the bicuspid aortic valve?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
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 used.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How serious is a bicuspid aortic valve?

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Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 46 years experience
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 become a problem. Also, the valve can be a site on which infections may settle.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: bicuspid aortic valve?

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Dr. Michael Curren
Cardiology 14 years experience
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 narrowing causes the heart to work harder to pump blood, which can cause heart problems in the long term. People with bicuspid aortic valves usually require valve replacement surgery at some point in their lives. Bicuspid valves run in families.
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A 39-year-old female asked:

Can i drink wine still I have a bicuspid aortic valve they say its mild I have check ups every 12 months ?

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Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
Yes: U can drink wine 1-2 glasses without any problem!

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