A measured approach to managing the aortic root in patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease.

@article{ElHamamsy2009AMA,
  title={A measured approach to managing the aortic root in patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease.},
  author={Ismail El-Hamamsy and MagdiH. Yacoub},
  journal={Current cardiology reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          94-100
        }
}
Bicuspid (or bicommissural) aortic valve (BAV) is the most common cardiovascular malformation in humans, with a prevalence of 1% to 2% in the general population and a 2:1 male:female ratio. BAV is frequently associated with other cardiovascular malformations, including aortic root dilatation, which affects about 40% of individuals with BAVs and is thought to be associated with increased risk of dissection and/or rupture. Currently, no agreement exists about the optimal management of these… CONTINUE READING
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