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Topic: Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Dr. Lee:
Early symptoms of bicuspid aortic valve?

I assume that most people probably are unaware of bicuspid aortic valves. Am I correct that they don't have any problems or symptoms with it early on?

Dr. Michael Miyamoto:

That is correct. The valve, although, bicuspid usually has a reasonable orifice area or opening to which the blood flows. Through a patient's early life, this generally causes no problems and people are generally unaware of the condition.

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