It is most commonly a congenital condition of the aortic valve where two of the aortic valvular leaflets fuse during development resulting in a valve that is bicuspid instead of the normal tricuspid configuration
HOW IS BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE DIAGNOSED?
A cardiologist diagnoses this condition by performing the following tests: 1. testing for heart murmurs 2. Stress test 3. Echocardiogram
HOW IS BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE TREATED?
Most patients with bicuspid valve disorder will need replacement surgery. Also a genetic testing is done to allow for future offspring with the disease to be monitored and treated early in life. This is done by a cardiac surgeon
DID YOU KNOW?
Sir William Osler was the first to recognize bicuspid valve as a common congenital abnormality of the heart.