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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