Bicuspid aortic valve

Location of aortic valve in heart, with details of a tricupsid valve and a bicuspid valve

Some people are born with a bicuspid aortic valve, which has two flaps (leaflets). Usually, an aortic valve has three flaps (tricuspid valve).

Current as of: December 16, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Larry A. Latson MD - Pediatric Cardiology