bicuspid valve


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Synonyms for bicuspid valve

valve with two cusps

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Clinical and special investigation features of aortic stenosis Aortic stenosis History Exertional dyspnoea Angina Syncope Physical findings Small-volume, slow-rising pulses Narrow pulse pressure JVP normal, unless heart failure or MV disease Pressure-loaded undisplaced apex beat Soft or single second heart sound Crescendo-decrescendo ejection systolic murmur at base of the heart Radiated to carotids Longer murmur = more severe High-pitched widely radiating murmur: Gallavardin effect--can be mistaken for MR Systolic click in bicuspid valve may be heard Special investigations ECG Left ventricular hypertrophy CXR Normal-sized heart (ventricle) Aortic calcification Post-stenotic dilatation: especially in bicuspid valves Table 4.
However, echocardiography, which was standard care for all patients with suspected cases of chronic Q fever, revealed no additional congenital or bicuspid valve defects, in comparison to assessment of valvulopathy through review of medical records.
2-DE demonstrated that three protein spots were significantly over-expressed and 4 were significantly down-regulated in the bicuspid valve patients compared to the tricuspid valve patient [16}.
The anterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve was excised and the valve reconstituted as a bicuspid valve.
I have a bicuspid valve, which means I have a two-way rather than a three-way valve and my heart is under more strain than normal.
Childbirth carries the risk of causing deterioration in a bicuspid valve, so it's not a good idea.
It is therefore important to identify those women who do have a bicuspid valve and start them on prophylactic antibiotics prior to any surgical procedure.