Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

Clinical & Experimental Cardiology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9880

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Luc Cozijnsen

Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology, Gelre Hospital, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

  • Mini Review   
    Family Screening in Patients with Bicuspid Aortic Valve
    Author(s): Luc Cozijnsen*

    Bicuspid Aortic Valve (BAV) is the most frequent congenital heart defect, with an incidence of 0.5%–1.4%. BAV may frequently lead to significant Valvular dysfunction and is associated with progressive aortic dilatation with risk of aortic dissection and sudden death. Familial clustering has been demonstrated. Based on this familial occurrence and the risk of dissection, Guidelines recommend considering cardiac screening of First-Degree Relatives (FDR). This mini-review summarizes the current knowledge on family screening in patients with BAV and discusses the feasibility and yield of screening FDRs. .. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9880.21.12.696

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