Patient Stories 2015-10-09 Alicia's Bicuspid Aortic Valve Treatment Main Article Content Breadcrumb navigation All/Patient Stories/Alicia Cerda's Bicuspid Aortic Valve Treatment No illness could keep me from my daughter. One of the nation's first comprehensive programs for bicuspid aortic valve. With a new diagnosis of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and a determination to stay healthy for her daughter, Alicia Cerda came to Northwestern Medicine's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and enrolled in the Martha and Richard Melman Family Bicuspid Aortic Valve Program - a program that offers comprehensive care for BAV patients and their family members impacted by this hereditary heart condition. Now Alicia can take comfort in knowing the cardiovascular specialists of the Bicuspid Aortic Valve Program will not only care for her, but if needed, her daughter as well. Interested in hearing more from Northwestern Medicine? 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