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Does the bicuspid valve work harder than the tricuspid valve?
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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Valve
Bicuspid aortic valve do for some reason wear out sooner and more likely go onto aortic stenosis likely related to flow disturbances.

In brief: Valve
Bicuspid aortic valve do for some reason wear out sooner and more likely go onto aortic stenosis likely related to flow disturbances.
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Dr. Daniel Zanger
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Dr. Mark URMAN
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief:
Leonardo da vinci understood about 500 years ago that a round valve worked best and most efficiently with 3 parts rather than 2.
Normally we are born with a 3-cusp aortic valve (tricuspid, looking like a "mercedes-benz" logo). Occasionally people can be born with only 2 cusps or a bicuspid aortic valve -- (looking like the "cbs" logo). A bicuspid aortic valve is more prone to wear out over time.

In brief:
Leonardo da vinci understood about 500 years ago that a round valve worked best and most efficiently with 3 parts rather than 2.
Normally we are born with a 3-cusp aortic valve (tricuspid, looking like a "mercedes-benz" logo). Occasionally people can be born with only 2 cusps or a bicuspid aortic valve -- (looking like the "cbs" logo). A bicuspid aortic valve is more prone to wear out over time.
Dr. Mark URMAN
Dr. Mark URMAN
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