Heart Defect Seems to Pose Low Risk of Aorta Tear

Posted on September 14th, 2011 by

Many people born with a heart defect known as bicuspid aortic valve live in fear of sudden death, but a new study finds only a small risk for a life-threatening complication called aortic dissection…"Aortic complications are real in bicuspid aortic valve disease," said lead researcher Dr. Hector I. Michelena, an assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

HealthDay, Steven Reinberg, 9/14/11

Additional coverage: US News & World Report

Tags: Cardiology

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