Valve replacement

What is Valve replacement?

Valve replacement surgery is the replacement of one or more of the heart valves with either an artificial heart valve or a bioprosthesis (homograft from human tissue or xenograft eg from pig). It is an alternative to valve repair.Traditionally, repair or replacement of heart valves has involved open-heart surgery.Newer, less invasive techniques have been developed to replace or repair heart valves.

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I have moderate aortic stenosis that is getting worse I am a hiker and have a hard time walking up any hill , I have bicuspid aortic heart valve. I...

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Valve replacement therapy should be considered.

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Thank you. I am male, 66. I had my calcified aortic valve replaced (bovine) at age 62 via open heart surgery. Now only 4 years later it has...

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Not recommended for you. I will explain.

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I am having aheart valve replacement in 2 weaks, I was told to stop taking Plavix. should I and why XXXXXXX...

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Plavix increases chances for bleeding complication

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Plavix is a blood thinner drug, which makes it...

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Shortness of breath often I am 82 years old and my valve is wearing out (according to the Dr) is valve replacement an option

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