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What is another name for the bicuspid valve?

Mitral valve: The bicuspid valve is the mitral valve. It is also one of the atrio-ventricular valves. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Valve (Definition)

A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more


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How does the bicuspid valve function?

How does the bicuspid valve function?

May be normal: The aortic valve is comprised of three leaflets, or cusps, that swing open and closed. Approximately 1% of the population is born with only 2 cups. These swing open and shut in a similar fashion. Depending on the precise architecture of the 2 cusps, there may be increased turbulence of blood flow through the valve, and over time more wear and tear leading to thickening/obstruction, or leaks. ...Read more

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What is the function of the bicuspid valve?

What is the function of the bicuspid valve?

Mitral valve: Bicuspid means "two leaflets". The only "normal" bicuspid valve in the heart is the mitral valve. It sits between the left atrium and left ventricle. The valve opens to fill the left ventricle during diastole and closes when the ventricle contracts (systole).
The aortic valve is normally tricuspid but some people are born with an abnormal and bicuspid valve which may narrow later in life... ...Read more

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What happens if someone's bicuspid valve does not close properly?

What happens if someone's bicuspid valve does not close properly?

Aortic insufficiency: When an aortic valve (bicuspid or a normal tricuspid valve) does not close properly, insufficiency or regurgitation ("leaking") results. When mild, this does not have clinical effects, but when severe it can compromise cardiac function. ...Read more

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What is the location of the mitral bicuspid valve?

What is the location of the mitral bicuspid valve?

Mitral location: Calling it a bicuspid mitral valve is redundant. The mitral valve has two (bi) leaflets and was named for its appearance similar to a bishop's miter. It is located between the left atrium and ventricle and its function is to prevent blood from flowing back into the left atrium when the left ventricle contracts and pumps its content into the aorta. ...Read more

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What is the condition called when the bicuspid valve doesn't close?

What is the condition called when the bicuspid valve doesn't close?

Aortic Insufficiency: I assume the bicuspid valve here is the aortic valve. A bicuspid aortic valve usually does not close properly and therefore leaks the blood backwards to the left ventricle. This is usually not a major issue until the fifth or sixth decade of life when the valve will likely need to be replaced. A person with bicuspid aortic valve should have regular follow up with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Please explain why the bicuspid valves have 2 flaps and the tricuspid valves have 3 flaps?

Please explain why the bicuspid valves have 2 flaps and the tricuspid valves have 3 flaps?

Developed this way: This is how the heart developed. There's no difference in ability of the valves to function. ...Read more

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Bicuspid arotic valve?

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. ...Read more

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How can the bicuspid and tricuspid valves open and close?

How can the bicuspid and tricuspid valves open and close?

Pressure gradients: The valve leaflets shown in the picture are very thin- like cloth. When the heart relaxes and pump, pressure gradients open and close the valves. I suggest you watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rguztY8aqpk ...Read more

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Where does blood enter after it leaves the bicuspid valve?

Where does blood enter after it leaves the bicuspid valve?

Left ventricle: Blood will enter the left ventricle to be then pumped through the aorta to the rest of the body. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the mitral and bicuspid valves?

What is the difference between the mitral and bicuspid valves?

Nothing - same: The mitral valve or left atrio-ventricular valve is a bicuspid valve. The latter simply means a valve with two leaflets. That is the normal state. A tricuspid valve (3 leaflets) is normally the morphology of the right atrio-ventricular and aortic valves. ...Read more

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Can you join the military with a bicuspid valve replacement?

Can you join the military with a bicuspid valve replacement?

Valve surgery: To my knowledge, any type of cardiac surgery generally precludes service in the military. You should contact a recruiting office for a specific answer. ...Read more

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What is the function of the bicuspid valve in the heart?

What is the function of the bicuspid valve in the heart?

You mean malfunction: The aortic valve has 3 parts or leaflets. When its called bicuspid it has only 2 leaflets. This can be congenital or aquired. If two of the cusps fuse over time is called functional bicuspid vs congenital. Either way it creates an un natural flow across the valve and over time damage the valve. Most often the valve will need replace depending on age diagnosed.Most congen bicuspids will need repla. ...Read more

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Is bicuspid aortiic valve replacement similar to mitral?

Valve replacement: The surgery replaces the valve with either a mechanical or animal tissue valve. This is done on a heart lung machine. The valve takes the place of the damaged valve and the patient lives their life with a new disease 'artificial valve' with its own set of problems. The obstruction or valve leak of the diseased valve is corrected by the artificial valve. Sometimes blood thinners are needed. ...Read more

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Ihss and bicuspid aortic valve?

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. ...Read more

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Does the bicuspid valve work harder than the tricuspid valve?

Valve: Bicuspid aortic valve do for some reason wear out sooner and more likely go onto aortic stenosis likely related to flow disturbances. ...Read more

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Is the bicuspid valve opened or closed when the left atrium contracts?

Is the bicuspid valve opened or closed when the left atrium contracts?

Open: The bicuspid or mitral valve would be open when the left atrium contracts. It opens during diastole (heart is relaxed) and blood is flowing from the atrium to the ventricle. The contraction of the left atrium results in the valve opening wider and an increase in that flow. ...Read more

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I'm 56; was diagnosed with bicuspid valve in 2010, a few mths. after the tragic sudden death (car accident) of my middle son-thought I was just over f?

I'm 56; was diagnosed with bicuspid valve in 2010, a few mths. after the tragic sudden death (car accident) of my middle son-thought I was just over f?

Sorry,: I am very sorry to hear you suffered from such a huge blow from your son's tragic loss. It is hard to get over, but it is useful to understand & accept life is a constantly changing, adjusting dynamic process of struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, & continuation. More? Go to peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more

Bicuspid (Definition)

It refers to teeth with two cusps or bumps. The bicuspids are usually located between the molars which have 4 to 5 cusps and the cuspids or eye teeth which have one cusp. Most people have 8 ...Read more