Bicuspid Aortic Valve

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A normal tricuspid aortic valve and a bicuspid aortic 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 ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerLarry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology

Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015

Current as of: February 20, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Larry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology