The Genetics of Bicuspid Aortic Valves with Dr. Patrick McCarthy

In this video, Dr. Patrick McCarthy addresses a common patient question about the genetics and heredity of bicuspid aortic valves. As you will learn, bicuspid aortic valves are hereditary. That said, if you have a bicuspid aortic valve, you are encouraged to have all of your first-degree relatives tested for this valvular disorder which results from an aortic valve that is malformed in the fetus. (Video posted on February 6, 2013)

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Dr. Patrick McCarthy

Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

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