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Ihss and bicuspid aortic valve?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
HCM: Not sure what you're asking. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy in series with a bicuspid aortic valve has a potential for real trouble if the bicuspid becomes stenotic. If the bicuspid valve isn't stenotic, then the physiology is dictated by the ihss primarily.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Common: Two individual entities but can occur together. If aortic stenosis, then left ventricular and septal sub aortic stenosis can happen as well. Hiss is idiopathic, cause not known both can cause LVH , heart failure, sudden death etc.

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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
undefined 31 years experience
Annual echos may not be needed until signs of progression start to accellerate
Apr 7, 2013
A 31-year-old member asked:

How serious is a bicuspid aortic valve?

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Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 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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