Advances in Understanding Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Advances in Understanding Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Guest: Hector I. Michelena, M.D.
Hosts: Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D.

The congenital bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the commonest congenital coronary heart defect, affecting 1% of the inhabitants (2% in males and 0.5% girls), with males to girls ratio of two:1 to three:1, and it’s characterised by heterogeneity of phenotypic expression and outcomes.

Topics Discussed:
• What is bicuspid aortic valve and why is it essential?
• What is supposed by saying that it’s a heterogeneous illness?
• What is the pure historical past of the illness?
• What are the variations between BAV AS and TAV AS? What about BAV AR and TAV AR?
• Are there intercourse variations in BAV illness?