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My 3-year-old brother has a bicuspid aortic valve. Is this something serious?
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Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry
In brief: Maybe
The bicuspid aortic valve means it has 2 leaflets instead of three.
Tis may not ever cause a problem. It can be hereditary. A cardiologist usually follows up on the condition. Aortic regurgitation can occur. Surgery is only sometimes necessary.

In brief: Maybe
The bicuspid aortic valve means it has 2 leaflets instead of three.
Tis may not ever cause a problem. It can be hereditary. A cardiologist usually follows up on the condition. Aortic regurgitation can occur. Surgery is only sometimes necessary.
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dr. Pamela Asseff
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
A bicuspid aortic valve is an abnormal valve.
Typically, people with bicuspid aortic valve will develop valvular heart disease at a much greater rate than those without that issue. The problem also occurs earlier (usually in the 6th or 7th decade of life). While presently it is not likely to be a problem, in the future he has to be followed by a cardiologist.

In brief: Yes
A bicuspid aortic valve is an abnormal valve.
Typically, people with bicuspid aortic valve will develop valvular heart disease at a much greater rate than those without that issue. The problem also occurs earlier (usually in the 6th or 7th decade of life). While presently it is not likely to be a problem, in the future he has to be followed by a cardiologist.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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