Could You Have a Problem With Your Heart Valve?
July 5, 2016•10 min
Your heart and vascular health is important to us. That’s why we offer many free and low-cost screenings to you and our communities.If you have a parent, sibling or child with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disorder, it’s important to know that this can be hereditary. Close relatives of those diagnosed with BAV also are at risk for an aneurysm of the aortic root and ascending aorta. Early detection is critical since up to 40 percent of BAV patients will experience complications by the time they reach 50.For more information about the bicuspid aortic valve screening, go to bryanhealth.org or call the Early Detection Center at 402-481-8018.Listen in as Keith Miller, MD, a cardiologist with Bryan Heart, discusses bicuspid aortic valve disease (BAV), and why is it important to be screened for BAV.