Bicuspid aortic valve

Bicuspid aortic valve

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Some people are born with a bicuspid aortic valve, which has two flaps (leaflets). Usually, an aortic valve has three flaps (tricuspid valve).

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerLarry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

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