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A 39-year-old female asked:

I have a bicuspid a aortic valve what changes in my life should i makei as for drinking and exercising?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Regular f/u on valve: Bicuspid aortic valves are one the most common congenital anomalies occurring perhaps in 5% patients. A two instead of three leaflet valve may be at higher risk for aortic stenosis (when this occurs, it does so in 5th-6th decade of life), or aortic regurg. An echo and physical exam will typically suggest these developments. If severe stenosis is present, exercise restrictions/valve surgery neede.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Talk to cardiologist: Any limitations that you may have will depend on how the valves are functioning. A cardiologist can evaluate the valves and advise you regarding any limitations you may have.
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
You need to see a cardiologist and get an echocardiogram to find out how your Aortic valve is functioning. Most of the patients live normal lives for many years without any limitations.
Nov 1, 2013

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