A question for the cardiologists and doctors of the Cleveland Clinic: For an individual with Bicuspid Aortic Valve, would you limit restrictions on playing basketball? My cardiologist has given me the green light to continue playing basketball twice a week and flag football despite having this condition.
Many athletes with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) may continue to participate in their sports….provided there are no other problems, either with the aortic valve or nearby aorta. This also assumes that there are no other cardiac issues or medical problems to consider.
Abstract. Two professional athletes in the U.S. National Basketball Association required surgery for aortic root dilation in 2012. These cases have attracted attention in sports medicine to the importance of aortic root disease in athletes. In addition to aortic root dilation, other forms of aortic disease include anomalous coronary artery, bicuspid aortic valve, and Marfan's syndrome.
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is one of the most common congenital heart disease (0.9%–2%) and is frequently found in athletes and in the general population . BAV can lead to aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, infective endocarditis, and progressive aortic dilatation [2, 3].
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Identify the cause of dilated aortic roots: Dr. Braverman also emphasized the importance of searching for the underlying cause of a dilated aortic root, which should include investigation for conditions such as bicuspid aortic valve, Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome and hereditary thoracic aortic aneurysm disease.
I am used to play sport professionally and I was diagnosed with bicuspid aortic valve. My whole world just crashed down in just one minute. I consulted my doctor and he told me that I can play sports but that I need to be monitored very carefully.
Derek Owens - Hope for Teens with Bicuspid Aortic Valves Derek Owens loves basketball! Confronted with the need for surgery while still in high school, his dream was to play again - something that he had been told might not be possible.
Given that patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) may have accompanying aortopathy, the stress on the aortic wall from increased stroke volume and raised aortic pressure during high intensity exercise may theoretically accelerate the risk of dilatation or dissection of the aortic root or ascending aorta.
syndrome, coarctation of the aorta, or a bicuspid aortic valve.) There is no proven link between exercise and harmful outcome from an enlarged aorta. Nonetheless, many physicians feel that such patients shouldn’t engage in strenuous exercise, particularly activity that involves straining or grunting (like heavy weight lifting, see below).