Congenital diseases

BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE; MEDICAL POINT OF VIEW

A bicuspid aortic valve is a congenital anomaly i.e. present at birth.

BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE; PATIENT POINT OF VIEW

I hope that my experience will shed a light on what to expect when living with an aortic valvular defect. Never hesitate to ask whatever questions you may have and that worry you. It is unwise to remain in doubt. It is possible to live a normal life!

PATENT FORAMEN OVALE (PFO)

The patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a small opening between the 2 upper chambers of the heart, the right and left atriums. It is a hole in the atrial septum, a congenital defect known as an atrial septal defect (ASD). In other words, a heart formation abnormality present at birth. It is estimated that the malformation is present in nearly 25% of the population.