Bicuspid aortic valve

Location of aortic valve in heart, with details of a tricupsid valve and a bicuspid valve

Some people are born with a bicuspid aortic valve, which has two flaps (leaflets). Usually, an aortic valve has three flaps (tricuspid valve).

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Larry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofOctober 1, 2015

Current as of: October 1, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Larry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine