Válvula aórtica bicúspide

Es una válvula aórtica que sólo tiene dos valvas, en lugar de tres. La válvula aórtica permite que la sangre oxigenada fluya desde el corazón hasta la aorta e impide que la sangre fluya al contrario, desde la aorta al corazón. Una válvula aórtica anormal se presenta en las primeras semanas del embarazo, cuando se desarrolla el corazón del bebé.

Válvula aórtica bicúspide

Revision

Last reviewed 6/5/2012 by Kurt R. Schumacher, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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