Functionally Unicuspid Aortic Valve in an Adult: Case Report and Literature Review
North Florida Regional Medical Center
Aortic dilation, Aortic stenosis, Aortic valve replacement, Bicuspid aortic valve, Echocardiography, Unicuspid aortic valve
Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences
Aortic stenosis is one of the most prevalent cardiac valvular diseases throughout the world and has a significant impact on quality of life. While there are several etiologies, we will be discussing the case of a male in his mid-thirties of southeast Asian descent with a bicuspid aortic valve which was found to be functionally unicuspid and complicated by aortic dilation. Following a comprehensive review of literature, it appears this subset of aortic stenosis is not commonly encountered. In addition to presenting this fascinating case, we will review the epidemiology, classification and management of aortic stenosis. Furthermore, we will examine the latest evidence-based literature on bicuspid aortic valve and unicuspid aortic valve and discuss interventions and diagnostic tools that may improve clinical prognosis.
Publisher or Conference
Current Problems in Cardiology
Abraham A, Charles K, Pozo D, Bishev D, Pondicherry-Harish R. Functionally unicuspid aortic valve in an adult: case report and literature review. Curr Probl Cardiol. Published online November 30, 2023. doi:10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2023.102223