Posts Tagged ‘bicuspid aortic valve’

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September 14th, 2011

Study Sheds Light on Consequences of Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Although bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most frequently occurring congenital heart defect, little is known about the long-term prognosis of people with BAV. Now a study published in JAMA shows that although affected people have a low overall rate of aortic complications, their risk is nevertheless about 8 times greater than the risk of those without BAV. Hector […]