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How long does an metal valve last in your heart ?

about how long does an metal valve last in your heart , until it needs to be replaced again ?
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Most are made of titanium and never need to be replaced...your best bet is to find out from a doctor...not the shmoes here at Yahoo Answers!
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