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Pulmonary artery valve replacement

Pulmonary artery valve replacement

Pulmonary artery valve replacement: Pulmonary artery 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. The breastbone (sternum) is split open to access the heart.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Pulmonary artery valve replacement

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Pulmonary artery valve replacement:

  • Congenital pulmonary artery valve disorder
  • Damaged pulmonary artery valve due to bacterial infection
  • Damaged pulmonary artery valve due to rheumatic fever

Other Surgical Options: Pulmonary artery valve replacement

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

Anesthetic Requirements for Pulmonary artery valve replacement

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Pulmonary artery valve replacement may include:

  • General anesthetic

Procedure Complications: Pulmonary artery valve replacement

Possible surgical complications of Pulmonary artery valve replacement may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Pulmonary artery valve replacement

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

Pulmonary artery valve replacement: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Pulmonary artery valve replacement: Six to eight weeks.

Pulmonary artery valve replacement: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Pulmonary artery valve replacement) include:

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