Bicuspid Aortic Valve Blog

By Adam Pick

Great Information About Bicuspid Aortic Valves & Aortic Aneurysms from Dr. Eric Roselli

By Adam Pick on April 13, 2019

Lately, there has been some great information posted at HeartValveSurgery.com about bicuspid aortic valves and aortic aneurysms.  Whether it’s our updated bicuspid aortic valve overview, discussions about the genetics of bicuspid aortic valves, or the top 5 facts about the aorta, I’m thrilled to see this new information helping patients and their care partners.

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“Are Bicuspid Aortic Valves Passed From Maternal or Paternal Relatives?” asks Sue

By Adam Pick on March 14, 2019

A very interesting question from Sue just came in about the genetics of heart valve disease including bicuspid aortic valves.  Sue writes to me, “Hi Adam, Since there appears to be hereditary factors involved in aortic valve disease… Does it come from maternal or paternal relatives? (or in my case, probably both?) Thanks!”

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Surgeon Q&A: “Is Heart Valve Disease Genetic?” asks Sue

By Adam Pick on June 20, 2016

A great question from Sue came in regarding genetics and heart valve disease. She asked me, “Adam – Is heart valve disease genetic or is there a tendency to develop valvular disease in the later years of life?”

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Surgeon Q&A: “Is it Possible to Remove the Calcium From My Bicuspid Aortic Valve?” asks Rachel

By Adam Pick on February 10, 2015

I just received a great question from Rachel about calcium build-up on bicuspid aortic valves.

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Bicuspid Aortic Valve Conference Video Just Posted!

By Adam Pick on November 25, 2014

If you, or someone you know, have been diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), this post is for you. Let me explain…

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Let’s Connect at the Bicuspid Aortic Valve Conference in Chicago Next Tuesday!

By Adam Pick on September 10, 2014

Great news! Next Tuesday, September 16, I’ll be speaking at the “Bicuspid Aortic Valve — Beyond The Basics” conference in Chicago. The event, which is hosted by Northwestern Medicine’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and Lurie Children’s Hospital is going to be an incredible experience with several leading BAV specialists including Dr. Puthumana, Dr. Fedak, Dr. Young and Dr. Malaisrie.

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“What About Child Birth for Patients with Bicuspid Aortic Valves and Dilated Roots?” Asks Elaine

By Adam Pick on July 24, 2014

I recently received a great question from Elaine about child birth, heart valve disorders and dilated aortic roots. In her email, Elaine writes, “Hi Adam –  I have a bicuspid aortic valve and a dilated root of 4.2cm. I am currently 29 weeks pregnant. I was wondering if anyone else has a diagnosis similar to mine and if they were able to deliver naturally instead of C-section?”

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Technology Update: Using 4D-MRI to Advance Bicuspid Aortic Valve Therapy

By Adam Pick on January 24, 2014

Like many of you, I was born with a bicuspid aortic valve. For that reason, I’m overly interested to learn more about this valvular disorder that impacts 2% of the population.

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“TAVR or Mini-Sternotomy for Bicuspid Aortic Valve?” asks Julie

By Adam Pick on January 10, 2014

I just received a great question from Julie about transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mini-sternotomies and bicuspid aortic valve therapy. She writes to me, “Hi Adam, can the TAVR or mini sternotomy be used for bicuspid valve replacement?”

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