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Another Name For Bicuspid Valve
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
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
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
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
Bicuspid aortic valv:
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
Developed this way: This is how the heart developed. There's no difference in ability of the valves to function. ...Read more
Left ventricle: Blood will enter the left ventricle to be then pumped through the aorta to the rest of the body. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
My 4.5 month old has coarc repair, bicuspid valve and pfo. Is it at all possible that the PFO can still close up by itself on its own?
Yes: Anything s possible. However, it should have closed at an earlier age. ...Read more
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
Lots: I'm not sure what exactly you're referring to, but the typical valve with two leaflets is the mitral valve. It's usually not called "the bicuspid valve" though. A bicuspid aortic valve is a 2 leaflet aortic valve (should be 3) and is the most common congenital abnormality which can lead to aortic valve leaking or tightness later in life. ...Read more
None: I am not aware of any official abbreviation for bicuspid aortic valve. ...Read more
The same: There is no difference in the amount of work they do -it's just that one has 2 leaflets and the other 3. ...Read more
Bicuspid aortic valv: Yes it is one of the causes of aortic insufficiency ...Read more
NO.: Aortic valve replacement in a patient with a bicuspid aortic valve may require repair of an ascending aortic aneurysm if present. Although valves are sewn in place the same, the location is totally different with particular anatomic differences. The mitral closes in systole and the aortic valve in diastole. For the mitral need to actually open the heart. For the aortic its done thru the aorta. ...Read more
What does can't exclude a functional bicuspid valve on a Echo? I have a mild to moderste Aotic stenosis for several years.
Normally the aortic: valve is trileaflet (three leaflets) but in some individuals it is bileaflet (two leaflets.) This is called a bicuspid valve. The interpreter of the ECHO is unable to see the valve clearly enough to make a distinction so he says he can't exclude the possibility that the valve is functioning as though it is bicuspid rather than normal. ...Read more