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Heart valve replacement surgery

Heart valve replacement surgery

Heart valve replacement surgery: Heart valve replacement surgery involves replacing a damaged, diseased, or malfunctioning heart valve with an artificial mechanical valve or a biological valve from a cow, pig, or human.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Heart valve replacement surgery

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Heart valve replacement surgery:

  • 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

Anesthetic Requirements for Heart valve replacement surgery

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Heart valve replacement surgery may include:

Procedure Complications: Heart valve replacement surgery

Possible surgical complications of Heart valve replacement surgery may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Heart valve replacement surgery

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.

Heart valve replacement surgery: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Heart valve replacement surgery: Six to eight weeks.

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