Love Your Heart: A Cleveland Clinic Podcast

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Surgery

November 28, 2023 Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute
Love Your Heart: A Cleveland Clinic Podcast
Bicuspid Aortic Valve Surgery
Show Notes

Normally, the aortic valve has three small flaps or leaflets that open widely to allow blood to flow from the heart to the aorta and close securely to prevent blood from flowing backwards into the heart. A bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) only has two leaflets. Dr. Eric Roselli and Dr. Juan Pablo Umana talk about considerations for needing surgery to repair or replace the valve.