“What About Unicuspid Aortic Valves?” asks Leslie
Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: September 20, 2022
I just received several interesting questions from Leslie about unicuspid aortic valves. She emailed me, “Hi Adam – What can you tell me about unicuspid aortic valves? How are they treated? Are they genetic? If so, should I have my family screened?”
To answer Leslie’s questions about this valvular defect in which the aortic valve has only one leaflet, I was lucky to interview Dr. Samuel Pollock, a leading cardiac surgeon at Baptist Health Louisville, who has performed over 12,000 cardiac procedures.
Many thanks to Dr. Pollock for sharing his clinical experiences and research about unicuspid aortic valves with our community!
Keep on tickin!