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Definition

A common defect in the aortic valve in which two rather than three leaflets are present. It is often associated with aortic valve calcification, stenosis and insufficiency. In extreme cases, the blood flow may be so restricted that the left ventricle fails to grow, resulting in hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Acronym

AOVD1

Synonyms

Aortic valve disease
BAV
Bicuspid aortic valve
Calcific aortic stenosis
Calcification of aortic valve

 
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