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When do i have to check out the teflon patch which was attached 25 years ago ?

Hi, I had Heart Surgery in 1986 and had a teflon patch attached to my artour as I only have two. At the time I was 16 and the surgeon said that in the future I would need to have this checked out as nothing lasts forever. I am now 46, female and am doing good but wonder about the life of this teflon patch and when would I need to have this check out?
Asked On : Wed, 17 Aug 2011
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Thanks for your query.     
Teflon patch has already lasted for more than 30 years,but getting it checked from treating hospital of some big institution is desirable.
‘Hope I have answered your query, I will be available to answer your follow up queries, “Wish you Good Health and trouble free speedy recovery”

Answered: Wed, 17 Aug 2011
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