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BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE
Bicuspid Aortic Valve is recognised as a common congenital anomaly of the heart. The aortic valve allows blood to flow from the heart to the aorta. An abnormal aortic valve develops during the early weeks of pregnancy, which is the stage of the baby's heart development. Normal aortic valve has 3 leaflets of equal size or cusps with 3 lines of coaptation, while a congenitally bicuspid aortic valve has only 2 functional leaflets. Symptoms may include: • Child tires easily • Pale skin • Chest pain • Difficulty in breathing • Rapid and irregular heartbeat • Loss of consciousness • Enlarged heart • Heart murmur
HOW IS BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE DIAGNOSED?
The various tests required to determine Bicuspid Aortic Valve are: • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the heart • Ultrasound of the heart (echocardiogram) • Chest x-rays • Electrocardiogram • X-ray • Angiography
HOW IS BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE TREATED?
There is no specific medical treatment that needs to be followed apart from a good diet and prevention of deterioration of the disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
While modern medication and therapy can help in treating this condition, there are many life sciences like Ayurveda and Homeopathy that can also be used in order to treat this condition in the long run.