Bicuspid aortic valve

Bicuspid aortic valve

Bicuspid aortic valve


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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).

Current as of: August 31, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:

John Pope MD - Pediatrics

Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine

Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine

Larry A. Latson MD - Pediatric Cardiology