Submitted by Dr T on January 6, 2011 – 10:08am
Your heart has four valves:
Read more about this here:
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:
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:
Hope this helps,