Collegiate Wrestler With a Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Aortic Dilation

Rahul Chhana, Christopher Rymer, Mahesh Vidula, Kristopher Fayock, Helene Glassberg, Chris Kusmiesz, Mustafa Husaini, Sanjay Sivalokanathan, Neel Chokshi, Sheela Krishnan

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Bicuspid aortic valve and aortopathy are generally considered contraindications to isometric exercise. For athletes with mild disease at low risk of adverse events, a shared decision-making approach for continued sports participation is reasonable. We present a case of a collegiate wrestler with bicuspid aortic valve and aortopathy to illustrate shared decision making. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1548-1552
Number of pages5
JournalJACC: Case Reports
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 16 2022


  • aortopathy
  • athletes
  • bicuspid aortic valve
  • sports cardiology


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