Bicuspid Aortic Valve Success: John Pascarella Benefits from 4D-MRI

See how 4D-MRI, a next generation tool for cardiac imaging, is advancing bicuspid aortic valve diagnosis and therapy in this patient success story featuring John Pascarella. In this video, you will see how Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie, cardiac surgeon at Northwestern Medicine, is using 4D-MRI to time the surgical intervention for patients with bicuspid aortic valves. Bicuspid aortic valves are malformed in the fetus and have two leaflets instead of three leaflets which can cause both aortic stenosis and aortic regurgitation. Patients with bicuspid aortic valves are 40% more likely to develop an aortic aneurysm, a bulging of the aorta, which can be a life-threatening condition. (Video posted on June 7, 2018)

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Dr. Chris Malaisrie

Cardiac Surgeon
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

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