Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The natural history of bicuspid aortic valve

This Medical Economics piece is about a physician’s personal battle with the complications of bicuspid aortic valve. It is compelling reading from the human interest side but also contains an important clinical lesson: bicuspid aortic valve is a disease not only of the valve but also of the aortic wall. An aortic ejection sound is non specific but may be an important first clue.

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