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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: 5

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