One important thing that individuals and families with Bicuspid Aortic Valve (BAV) and other forms of Thoracic Aortic Disease (TAD) can do is understand the tests that are available today to baseline and monitor their heart, its valves, and their aorta. At the Bicuspid Aortic Conference in 2010, the topic of imaging was presented. Following is a video clip from that Conference:
To the great physicians Abbott and Osler, who through diagnostic brilliance and keen observation via autopsy, understood and wrote a great deal about bicuspid aortic valves, aortic aneurysm, coarctation, and brain aneurysm, the diagnostic testing and surgical treatments of today were perhaps at most a dream, a glimmer on the horizon. Today, accurate interpretation of these tests are an important part of saving the lives of those with BAV and other forms of Thoracic Aortic Disease.
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