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September 2016 Awareness Month - The

“Big A”, the Aorta in the Chest

Visit the BAF Blog often this month, as well as the BAF Face Book page, for news and information about the “Big A”.

Heart Sounds, is a blog about living with

BAV and aortic disease in the chest.  Check

it out!

Featured Stories

Father Prodromos first traveled from Cyprus to the US to have aneurysm surgery in 2013.   My Journey of the Heart - Father Prodomos Nicolaou In January 2015 Father Prodromos returned for another aortic surgery. My Journey of the Heart Continues - Father Prodromos Nicolaou

Scott Nichols did not know he was born with

BAV, and suddenly lost his life in January. 

Scott Nichols - BAV and Aortic Dissection

Increased Focus on BAV and TAD in Progress, Gaps in Knowledge Persist

Dr. Wouter Schievink Publishes New BAV Research

Dr. Wouter Schievink and Dr. Sharo Raissi have published a new paper: Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension in Patients with Bicuspid Aortic Valve. Pictured above presenting at a BAF Conference, Dr. Schievink has previously published on BAV. He is a vascular neurosurgeon, and serves on the Bicuspid Aortic Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, which is Chaired by Dr. Raissi. The Bicuspid Aortic Foundation is deeply grateful to Dr. Schievink for his interest in those with BAV.

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