Bicuspid aortic valve
Common signs and symptoms include chest pain, decreased exercise tolerance, dyspnea, heart murmur, palpitations, syncope, and aortic regurgitation, or patients may remain asymptomatic for a long time. Infective endocarditis, aortic dilation, and aortic dissection are serious complications. A life-threatening association with symptomatic aortic stenosis puts the patient at risk of sudden death.
Management is complex and involves a range of pharmacotherapies, surgical procedures, valve repairs, and valve replacements.
Q23.1 – Congenital insufficiency of aortic valve
72352009 – Bicuspid aortic valve
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls