Quadricusped aortic valve-Echocardiography
Quadricusped aortic valve, parasternal long axis view. Four cusps, four commisures. Mostly, aortic valve is tricuspid. Bicuspid aortic valve occurs in 1-2% of population. Unicuspid aortic valve, incidence is 0.02%. Quadricuspid aortic valve is seen 0. 0125 to 0.033 % of population. Unicuspid aortic valve is usually stenotic. Bicuspid aortic valve tends to develop stenosis. Quadricuspid aortic valve usually has regurgitation.
Contributed by Dr Rakesh Gopal , Apollo hospital Chennai
(Consultant Interventional Cardiologist)
Studied Interventional Cardiology at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
Quadricusped aortic valve-Echocardiography Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, August 08, 2013 Rating: