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Bicuspid aortic valve

Location of aortic valve in heart, with details of a tricupsid valve and a bicuspid valve

Some people are born with a bicuspid aortic valve, which has two flaps (leaflets). Usually, an aortic valve has three flaps (tricuspid valve).

Current as of: April 9, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Larry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine

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