The presence of a bicuspid aortic valve may impact a person's ability to engage in exercise.
The presence of a bicuspid aortic valve may be associated with other congenital anomalies such as coarctation.
Complications may include:
(1) aortic valve stenosis or regurgitation
(2) aortopathy with aortic dilatation and/or dissection
(3) exercise-induced cardiac arrhythmias
Evaluations may include:
(1) aortic diameter in mm
(2) left ventricular ejection fraction
Restrictions on competitive sports - any of the following:
(1) severe aortic dilatation
(2) symptomatic aortic stenosis
(3) asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis
(3) severe aortic regurgitation
Restricted to low-intensity, non-contact sports:
(1) asymptomatic but severe aortic stenosis
(2) moderate aortic dilatation
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