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Heart Lung Circ. 2008 Oct;17(5):357-63. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2008.01.007. Epub 2008 May 29.

Management of the ascending aorta in patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease.

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The Baird Institute, Sydney, Australia. michael.vallely@bigpond.com

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.

PMID:
18514024
DOI:
10.1016/j.hlc.2008.01.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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