A member 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 answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

See below: No. This could be so many things and certainly may not be serious. But, you should tell your cardiologist about these symptoms.

Answered 8/22/2013


Dr. Rodney Del Valle answered

Specializes in

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.

Answered 8/23/2013



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