I was told I have a biscupid valve

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Submitted by Dr T on January 6, 2011 – 10:08am

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Question: 
what is abnormal if you have too many cusps in bicuspid valve? What are the symptoms?  Can you have too many?

Your heart has four valves:

Read more about this here:

https://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-information/anatomy-of-heart

Normally, the aortic valve has three cusps, but in about 2% of patients there is a congenital bicuspid valve (BAV). Read more about the potential symptoms and treatment here:
https://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-information/valve-disease/bicuspid-aortic-valve-disease-bav

If the valve becomes too tight or leaks too much, it may need surgery to fix it.

I wrote a blog about this a while ago that may be of help:
https://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/my-aortic-valve-is-leaking-badly/

Hope this helps,
Dr T,
https://www.cardiachealth.org/

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