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A 40-year-old female asked:

With a bicuspid aortic valve is it normal to feel your heart have a spasam then feel like it stops for a couple seconds then start beating like normal?

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Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
See below: No. This could be so many things and certainly may not be serious. But, you should tell your cardiologist about these symptoms.
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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
A Verified Doctoranswered
37 years experience
BAVD is the most : Common congenital heart defect affecting adults. Aortic valve have 2leaflets instead of 3. With time the valve will become nonfunctional due to calcium deposits. Symptoms of chest pain, dizziness or fainting, shortness of breath, palpitations depending on type of damage( stenosis vs regurgitation). You may be having premature ventricular contractions. I will recommend cardiology eval asap.
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Last updated Aug 23, 2013

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