Frequency of bicuspid aortic valve in young male conscripts by echocardiogram.

  title={Frequency of bicuspid aortic valve in young male conscripts by echocardiogram.},
  author={Stefano Nistri and Cristina Basso and Chiara Marzari and Paolo Mormino and Gaetano Thiene},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={96 5},
The database of echocardiographic examinations performed during the military screening of 20,946 young men in northeastern Italy was systematically reviewed to assess the frequency, hemodynamic characteristics, and aortic sizes of subjects with bicuspid aortic valves (BAVs). One hundred sixty-seven patients with BAVs were identified (0.8%), of whom 80 (48%) were diagnosed de novo during military screening. Aortic insufficiency was the predominant hemodynamic lesion in 110 subjects (66%), mild… CONTINUE READING


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