Bicuspid aortic valve

Bicuspid aortic valve

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).

Current as of: December 15, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff

John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Larry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine