Is aortic stenosis different if you have a bicuspid aortic valve?
No. The only difference is the number of leaflets the aortic valve has. Aortic stenosis is the stiffening of your aortic valve (regardless if you have two or three leaflets), which causes a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. This means the valve cannot fully open and close like it should. The amount of blood pumped with each beat of your heart is reduced, so it’s forced to work harder to supply your body with the blood it needs.View All FAQs