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Bicuspid aortic valve or artifact?

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Bicuspid aortic valve or artifact?
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Posted By: abdr100 (928 days ago)

the answer is do TEE

Posted By: TLL240 (1010 days ago)

It cannot be ruled out, but indeterminate on this off-axis image.

Posted By: drsand99 (1172 days ago)

i dont think its bcav,there is an artifact ,it seems to be tri.on just
one image it obviously is difficult to comment,but evn though.wht r
the findings ,as only on one image it is difficult to comment,i am
sure u also take many images to comment.

Posted By: James77 (1181 days ago)

A bicuspid aortic valve can be diagnosed by echocardiography (ECHO),
the echo is an ultrasound of the heart. There is a possibility that it
may have a premolar, but often do not even need surgery or anything
about it.
http://www.insideheart.com/

Posted By: James77 (1181 days ago)

A bicuspid aortic valve is the name given to this condition is a
congenital deformity. The normal aortic valve has three cusps in an
attempt to manage the flow of blood through the heart. Whereas
bicuspid heart valve has only two of these three cusps.
http://www.insideheart.com/bicuspid-aortic-valve-congenital-defects-an
d-more.html


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In this zoom view of the aoritc valve in parasternal short axis TTE, the aortic valve appears bicuspid, but there is a echo artifact crossing the valve. What do you think?


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