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International Consensus Statement on Nomenclature and Classification of the Congenital Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Its Aortopathy for Clinical, Surgical, Interventional and Research Purposes

Thursday, July 22, 2021

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Hector I. Michelena, Alessandro Della Corte, Arturo Evangelista, Joseph J. Maleszewski, William D. Edwards, Mary J. Roman, Richard B. Devereux, Borja Fernández, Federico M. Asch, Alex J. Barker, Lilia M. Sierra-Galan, Laurent De Kerchove, Susan M. Fernandes, Paul W.M. Fedak, Evaldas Girdauskas, Victoria Delgado, Suhny Abbara, Emmanuel Lansac, Siddharth K. Prakash, Malenka M. Bissell, Bogdan A. Popescu, Michael D. Hope, Marta Sitges, Vinod H. Thourani, Phillippe Pibarot, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran, Patrizio Lancellotti, Michael A. Borger, John K. Forrest, John Webb, Dianna M. Milewicz, Raj Makkar, Martin B. Leon, Stephen P. Sanders, Michael Markl, Victor A. Ferrari, William C. Roberts, Jae-Kwan Song, Philipp Blanke, Charles S. White, Samuel Siu, Lars G. Svensson, Alan C. Braverman, Joseph Bavaria, Thoralf M. Sundt, Gebrine El Khoury, Ruggero De Paulis, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Jeroen J. Bax, Catherine M. Otto, Hans-Joachim Schäfers

On July 22, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery published this consensus statement on nomenclature and classification of the congenital bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and Its aortopathy.  

This consensus statement divides BAV into 3 types:  1) Cusp-fused type (right-left, right-non and left-non-coronary cusp fusion ); 2) Two-sinus type (latero-lateral and antero-posterior ); and 3) Partial-fusion (forme fruste) type.

BAV-associated aortopathy are categorized into 3 types: 1) Ascending type; 2) Root type; and 3) Extended type.

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