I was told I have a biscupid valve

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Q:

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

A:

Your heart has four valves.

Read more about this here:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/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:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/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:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/my-aortic-valve-is-leaking-badly/
Hope this helps,
Dr T,
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/

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