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Aorta flow characteristics may provide key information to understand the aorta dilation in bicuspid aortic valve
  1. Arturo Evangelista,
  2. Laura Galian-Gay
  1. Department of Cardiology, Vall d’Hebron Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Arturo Evangelista, Department of Cardiology, Vall d’Hebron Hospital, Barcelona 08035, Spain; arturevangelistamasip{at}

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I would like to thank Miśkowiec and Kasprzak1 for their considerations of our study. The bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) morphotype right–left (RL) is related with dilation of the ascending aorta. In our series, while right–left coronary cusp fusion (BAV-RL) and right–non-coronary cusp fusion (BAV-RN) presented similar ascending aorta dilation at the tubular segment, the BAV-RN morphotype spared aortic root dilation and had significant arch enlargement compared with BAV-RL. This …

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