Bicuspid Aortic Valve & Its Implications for Military Service

Research Paper Title Three cusps are better than two: bicuspid aortic valve and implications for military service. Background Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiac malformation. It is an aortopathy and is associated with other congenital heart disease. Although there is no mortality increase with BAV, the natural history increases the risk… Read More


What is the Number of Fatalities as a Result of Bicuspid Aortic Valve (BAV) Heart Malformation?

Between 1984 and July 2018, there were a total of zero (0) recorded deaths either on training or operations due to diagnosed or undiagnosed bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) heart malformation within the UK armed forces. Reference FOI 2018/08466 dated 31 July 2018.