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Bicuspid aortic valve and aortic aneurysms
Your brain gets its blood via 4 arteries, the L+R carotid and vertebral arteries. They connect with each other at the base of the brain. The vertebral arteries supply the blood to the back of your brain. Most of the time there is plenty of collateral circulation, so that one blockage has no clinical significance, thus you should not worry about this at this point. I am more concerned about your aneurysms, even though they are not big enough yet to require repair, depending on whether there is evidence of rapid expansion from previous studies. Some people with this type of disease may have a condition called cystic medial necrosis of the aorta, a condition found in patients with Marfan syndrome, even though your small size argues against this.
Medications that reduce stress on the aorta, such as beta blockers, are recommended. Appropriate imaging studies (ECHO, CT, or MRI) should be performed at frequent intervals to monitor the status of the affected segment of the aorta. Genetic testing may be necessary for some patients.
When the rate of dilation of the ascending aorta becomes a concern, repair is recommended to prevent a life-threatening aortic dissection or rupture.
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I suggest you ask for a consultation with a service that has a lot of experience with this disease, usually major medical institutions.
Hope this helps,
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