Management of the Ascending Aorta in Patients with Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease

Michael P. Vallely*, Christopher Semsarian, Paul G. Bannon

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Abstract

Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease is the most common form of congenital heart disease, affecting 1-2% of the population. Only 20% of patients will maintain normal valve function throughout their life and more than 30% of patients will develop serious morbidity. It is a highly heritable condition, with transmission likely to be autosomal dominant. Patients with BAV have a 10-fold risk of aortic dissection when compared to the normal population. Management of BAV associated aortopathy represents a significant clinical challenge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-363
Number of pages7
JournalHeart, Lung and Circulation
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

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