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Beating heart valve replacement

Beating heart valve replacement

Beating heart valve replacement: Beating heart valve replacement is surgery to replace a damaged, diseased, or malfunctioning heart valve with an artificial mechanical valve or a biological valve from a cow, pig, or human while the heart is still beating. Although 'off-pump'' is provided as an another name, beating heart surgery is not necessarily performed without assistance from a cardiopulmonary bypass machine, which may be used to improve circulation during certain procedures.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Beating heart valve replacement

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Beating heart valve replacement:

  • Congenital valve disorder
  • Heart valve disease (e.g. valve stenosis)
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Myxomatous valve disease (of the mitral valve)
  • Damaged valve due to bacterial infection
  • Damaged valve due to rheumatic fever

Other Surgical Options: Beating heart valve replacement

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Beating heart valve replacement may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Beating heart valve replacement

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Beating heart valve replacement may include:

  • General anesthetic

Procedure Complications: Beating heart valve replacement

Possible surgical complications of Beating heart valve replacement may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Beating heart valve replacement

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: Mechanical valves last longer than biological valves, but the patient will need to take anticoagulants for the remainder of their life.

Beating heart valve replacement: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Beating heart valve replacement: Six to eight weeks.

Beating heart valve replacement: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Beating heart valve replacement) include:

  • Off-pump heart valve replacement

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