The bicuspid aortic valve and related disorders.

  title={The bicuspid aortic valve and related disorders.},
  author={Shi Min Yuan and Hua Jing},
  journal={Sao Paulo medical journal = Revista paulista de medicina},
  volume={128 5},
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiac malformation, affecting 1-2% of the population, with strong male predominance. Individuals may have a normally functioning BAV, and may be unaware of its presence and the potential risk of complications. However, they may easily develop aortic valve disorders: either stenotic or regurgitant, or both. Today, BAV is recognized as a syndrome incorporating aortic valve disorders and aortic wall abnormalities, including aortic… CONTINUE READING


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