Saturday, December 30, 2017

Questions in Search of Answers in 2018

Questions Without Answers
Why do some BAVers tear/rupture their aorta?
Why do some BAVers have aneurysms that do not tear or rupture?
Why are there BAV/aneurysm and  TAV/aneurysm in the same family?
Why do some BAVs calcify and narrow?
Why do some BAVs leak?
Why do some BAVs do both: calcify/narrow and leak?
Why do BAVers get infection (endocarditis) in their hearts? 
Why do some BAVers develop blood pressure issues?
Why are many BAVers so athletic and energetic?
Why do many BAVers (and their TAVer family members) have "delicate tissue", joints prone to injury, "bad eyes", and other issues through out their bodies?
Why can't my doctor tell me ......?

There are so many unanswered questions when it comes to the individualized care that each person with BAV and their blood relatives should have.

As this year comes to a close, we invite you to support our search for answers. Many of those answers may be found in the mice families being studied at the University of Ottawa. With your help, the Bicuspid Aortic Foundation wishes to continue to support this vital work. Online donations through Razoo may be made here. 

Thank you for joining us in our search for answers.

Best wishes in 2018,
~ Arlys Velebir
                       Bicuspid Aortic Foundation