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BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE
When two aortic valvular leaflets of the aortic valve fuse together, a congenital condition called Bicuspid Aortic Valve may develop. This condition tends to hinder the blood flow from the atrium to the ventricles due to the location of the valve. The symptoms may include shortness of breath and a heart murmur.
HOW IS BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE DIAGNOSED?
Tests to diagnose Bicuspid Aortic Valve include: a) Ultrasound of the heart (echocardiogram) b) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the heart c) Chest x-rays d) Test of the electrical activity in the heart (electrocardiogram) e) X-ray of the heart's blood vessels using a special dye (angiography)
HOW IS BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE TREATED?
In severe cases with children, a surgery is done to repair the leaky or narrowed valve. Medicine may be needed to relieve symptoms or prevent complications. Medications may include ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin receptor blockers, Drugs that make the heart muscle pump harder (inotropic agents) and diuretics.
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.