Sunday, September 30, 2012

Genetics and Bicuspid Aortic Valve Families

Bicuspid aortic valves have been known for centuries, appearing in the anatomy studies of Leonardo di Vinci. 

The advent of antibiotics, open heart surgery, and aortic surgery brought hope to those born with bicuspid aortic valves and their families.

However, there are still many questions that have no answers. Recently it was announced that a group of centers around the world are joining together to study the genetics of the bicuspid aortic valve. You can read more about it here, the BAV Genetics Newsletter.

Despite how much progress has been made, there is still pain, suffering, and death experienced in BAV families. The Bicuspid Aortic Foundation looks forward to the day when there are more answers, more understanding, and a better life for the millions who live with BAV and their tri-leaflet aortic valve family members who may be affected by aortic aneurysm and dissection.

We cannot change the past,
but we can change the future!

The collaboration surrounding
 the BAV Genetics work is an important beginning,
 creating a climate of hope.

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