Bicuspid Aortic Valve
The healthy heart’s aortic valve has three flaps, called leaflets. The flaps open and close to allow blood to flow into the body. A bicuspid aortic valve only has two flaps, which may not close properly and cause blood to flow backward into the heart.
The UPMC Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease provides expert care for people living with bicuspid aortic valve disease. We offer the latest valve repair and replacement surgeries to treat your heart problem.