What does it mean if you have heart valve disease with a bicuspid aortic valve?

A normal aortic valve has three thin leaflets that open and close when the heart beats to regulate blood flow. But about 1% to 2% of people are born with a bicuspid aortic valve, meaning it only has two leaflets. Bicuspid only refers to the number of leaflets within your heart valve and not to the disease itself.

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