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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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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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Which valve in the heart works harder, the bicuspid or tricuspid ?

Which valve in the heart works harder, the bicuspid or tricuspid ?

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

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What does the bicuspid valve do in the heart?

What does the bicuspid valve do in the heart?

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

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Where is mitral bicuspid valve located in the heart?

Where is mitral bicuspid valve located in the heart?

Mitral Valve: Bicuspid mitral valve is redundant. The (normal) mitral valve is bicuspid and named after a bishop's miter, which it resembles. The valve is located between the left atrium and left ventricle. It opens during diastole to fill the ventricle and closes during systole to prevent blood from leaking back. ...Read more

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Where are the tricuspid and bicuspid valves in the heart?

Where are the tricuspid and bicuspid valves in the heart?

Atria/venticle: The tricuspid valve is located between the right atria and right ventricle. It is the largest of the 4 valves of the heart. The bicuspid valve is located between the left atria and left ventricle. It is also known as the mitral valve. ...Read more

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Which heart valve works harder, the bicuspid or tricuspid?

Which heart valve works harder, the bicuspid or tricuspid?

Four heart valves: All 4 of your heart valves have three cusps. If you have a heart valve with 2 cusps that is a common congenital anomaly. A bicusp heart valve does not perform as well as a regular three cusp valve over a lifetime. Occasionally the bicusp valve will need repair or replace. The four valves are named; pulmonary, aortic, tricuspid and mitral. Be well. ...Read more

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Bicuspid heart valve disease causes?

Generally yes: With aging, other factors become superimposed such as onset of coronary disease, hypertension, and senescent changes in diastolic function. Moreover, the involved valve itself may gradually deteriorate. The net effect is often progressive worsening but this may not be noticed since people tend to slow down and do less activity as they age. ...Read more

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My grandson is 7 and was diagnosed with bicuspid aorta valve at age 4. He is most active and doing great and is examined annually. What are the chances he will live a normal life with no heart problems and no need for valve surgery?

My grandson is 7 and was diagnosed with bicuspid aorta valve at age 4. He is most active and doing great and is examined annually. What are the chances he will live a normal life with no heart problems and no need for valve surgery?

Needs follow-up: Bicuspid aortic valves are prone to deterioration over time. This usually does not occur until later in adult life. It can also be associated with dilation of the aorta which requires medical attention. He will need to be aware of this and keep his doctors informed of his condition. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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