Literature studies suggested a lower prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) than in tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) patients. However, this finding has been challenged. We performed a meta-analysis to assess whether aortic valve morphology has a different association with CAD, concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and postoperative mortality.
Poggio P, Cavallotti L, Songia P, Di Minno A, Ambrosino P, Mammana L, Parolari A, Alamanni F, Tremoli E, Di Minno MN. Impact of Valve Morphology on the Prevalence of Coronary Artery Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Heart Assoc 2016;5(5)