Quadricuspid aortic valve

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Quadricuspid aortic valve

A rare congenital aortic malformation characterized by an aortic valve with four cusps instead of the usual three. The cusps can be equal-sized or vary in size. The malformation is an isolated finding in the majority of cases but may also be associated with other cardiac anomalies. The most common complication is aortic regurgitation. Aortic stenosis is infrequently observed. Patients usually become symptomatic in the fifth to sixth decade of life and may present with palpitations chest pain dyspnea fatigue pedal edema and syncope. In severe cases congestive heart failure can be the presenting symptom.

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Advocacy Organizations

Collaborative Research Advocacy for Vascular Anomalies Network (CaRAVAN)

As the research-based umbrella organization for all vascular anomalies, we are on a mission to develop a unified network of patients and their families, advocates, researchers, and clinicians who influence research from initial concept and design to patient care delivery

Project FAVA

Project FAVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit patient advocacy group that promotes awareness of fibro-adipose vascular anomalies, educates patients, their families, and the global community, and provides helpful resources to those with FAVA. Project FAVA also advances research to move the needle towards more effective and less invasive treatment options for FAVA patients.

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