Can I live a normal life with a bicuspid aortic valve?
Yes, you can live a normal life and do most of the things you love. You may need to make some lifestyle changes to help keep your heart healthy and reduce stress on your heart. These include:
- Eating a heart-healthy diet.
- Greatly reducing how much sodium (salt) you eat.
- Avoiding strenuous exercises or sports.
You’ll need regular appointments with your provider to check your heart function. If you have valve surgery, you’ll have follow-ups after two weeks, three months and six months. You’ll then have an appointment every year. These appointments are essential for keeping you healthy and checking your valve.