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Is bicuspid aortiic valve replacement similar to mitral?
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. David Shenouda
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: No
Two different valves with different shapes and function.
The aortic valve should have three leaflets or cusps but some people are born with only two and hence have a bicuspid aortic valve. They are predisposed to aortic stenosis and aortic regurgitation. They also have a higher incidence of aortic coarctation.

In brief: No
Two different valves with different shapes and function.
The aortic valve should have three leaflets or cusps but some people are born with only two and hence have a bicuspid aortic valve. They are predisposed to aortic stenosis and aortic regurgitation. They also have a higher incidence of aortic coarctation.
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