Curr Opin Cardiol 2017 Mar;32(2):111-116
aSection of Cardiac Surgery, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AlbertabDivision of Cardiac Surgery, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CanadacMartha and Richard Melman Family Bicuspid Aortic Valve Program, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Purpose Of Review
: This focused review summarizes key insights from the past 12 months of basic science and clinical research on bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)-associated aortopathy.Recent Findings
: Recent studies in BAV-associated aortopathy support a heterogeneous spectrum of disease with distinct phenotypes. Basic science studies provide further support for the concept of regional differences in the severity of aortopathy within the aorta of BAV patients. Read More