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Honoring a Pioneer
Dr. M. E. Abbott
Dr. M. E. Abbott devoted much of her work to congenital heart disease, including bicuspid aortic valve.
History from the Medical LiteratureBicuspid Aortic ValveThe bicuspid aortic valve was drawn by Leonardo da Vinci, and its association with serious complications has been documented in the medical literature. Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and DissectionAortic aneurysm and dissection in the chest also have a long history. Compilinga time line from the medical literature is still in progress.