Nosology Spectrum of the Bicuspid Aortic Valve Condition | Circulation

Information about a real patient is presented in stages (boldface type) to expert clinicians (Drs Michelena and Prakash), who respond to the information and share their reasoning with the reader (regular type). A discussion by the authors follows.Patient presentation: A 24-year-old man, who smoked 1 pack a day of cigarettes, presented to the emergency department with sudden onset of 7/10 chest…