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aortic valve replacement through groin

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
TAVR. : The TAVR is a fairly new procedure. Your best bet would be to seek a consultation with the surgeon in the hospital that performs many of these procedu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Many: Post op infection , heart block, arrythmias, if its a mechanical valve it will need chronic anticoagulation. There are risks to this as far as bleedin ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Relatively safe: Heart surgery is major surgery with lots of potential complications but the good news is that for the vast majority of patients they are uncommon. A l ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Aortic valve sx: The native aortic valve is surgically removed and replaced with a mechanical valve or a bioprosthetic valve. Mechanical valves last a life time but ne ... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Valve replacement: The surgery replaces the valve with either a mechanical or animal tissue valve. This is done on a heart lung machine. The valve takes the place of the ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Replacing valve: The patients aortic valve leaflets are cut out and a prosthetic valve is sewn to the patients aortic valve annulus. It is done using cardiopulmonary b ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Aortic valve: Chest opened, tubes inserted intto heart connecting to bypass machine to replace the function of the heart while it is temporarily stopped. The heart ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
New valve: The diseased vale is removed during surgery, and a new valve, either mechanical or biologic, is used to replace it. There are multiple types of valves ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
49 years experience Cardiology
None: If you are truly a good candidate, probably no significant disadvantages with experienced surgical team.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Some cardiac surgeons have become sub specialized in valve surgery. This means they might do minimally invasive surgery or high risk valve surgery. Mo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
Pacemaker and AVR: After an aortic valve replacement the pacemaker works the same way to keep the heart from going too slow. Sometimes with aortic valve disease the con ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: If your heart is unable to pump out sufficient volumes of blood, having the valve replacement should improve that, and that should relieve at least so ... Read More
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