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Bicuspid arotic valve?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Your question?: You named a valve of the heart. The aortic valve is one of the four valves of the heart. It normally has three leaflets, although in 2% of the population it is found to congenitally have two leaflets.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Dr. Davantiz is correct. If there are only two leaflets, the valve may not open completely, especially as a person gets older. Arnold Schwarzenegger had surgery for a bicuspid valve.
Jan 2, 2014

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