Bicuspid aortic valve

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What is bicuspid aortic valve?

The normal aortic valve in the heart has three flaps (cusps) that open and close, a bicuspid aortic valve has only two. There may be no symptoms in childhood, but in time the valve may become narrowed, making it harder for blood to pass through it, or the valve may start to let blood leak backwards.

Common symptoms reported by people with bicuspid aortic valve

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with bicuspid aortic valve

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
bicuspid aortic valve (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with bicuspid aortic valve, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with bicuspid aortic valve

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
bicuspid aortic valve (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bicuspid aortic valve, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has bicuspid aortic valve on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 11
30s 20
40s 19
50s 24
60s 16
70+ 9

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 51
Female 52

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 45
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from bicuspid aortic valve patients who have completed their condition history
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