Accession Number:

ADA532339

Title:

Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Bicuspid aortic valve is a common congenital heart defect, often diagnosed incidentally or as a consequence of an associated condition. Patients with this anomaly are at increased risk for a variety of cardiovascular complications and require surveillance for associated valvular and aortic diseases. While echocardiogram is typically the initial diagnostic modality, MRI can be a valuable adjunct for more comprehensive examination of both the aorta and aortic valve.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE