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what is the role of a pacemaker after aortic valve replacement surgery

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Support heart rate: Occasionally after aortic valve replacement and possibly, more commonly, with mitral valve replacement, the conduction system of the heart gets damage ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Control pulse rate: Pacemakers are electrical stimulators used for bradycardia-slow pulse rate. After some cardiac operations, as well as spontaneous dysrhythymias-, slo ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Marijuana: If you are asking can you inhale marijuana with those diagnoses, ... Not smart.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Not recommended: Not recommended, but you have personal freedom still.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience Cardiology
May be the same: Valve surgery is a longer and more complex procedure but the post-operative recovery times may be the same. If the heart was badly stretched or thicke ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
AVR: Exactly what it says. If there is a problem with the aortic valve (between left ventricle and aorta) (either narrowed -stenotic- or leaking -insuffici ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Ask hospital account: Your hospital accountant may be able to inform you the cost of the procedure at that particular institution.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Depends on which prosthetic valve you request/receive, what your age is, the condition of your teeth and general health, and whether you're compliant ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Somewhat common: Aortic valve surgery is the most common kind of valve surgery in the United States. For most surgical programs, the majority of heart surgery involve ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No different: It's no differenct than someone whose mitral valve hasn't been replaced. If you need something to be done and your general health is otherwise okay, i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
4 hours: The surgery might take approximately 4 hours. You would expect to spend, on average, 5 days in the hospital. Complete recovery takes approximately 2 ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
43 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No need: Scarring occurs as a healing process. There is no need to do anything unless the scar constricts your heart called constrictive pericarditis. Symptoms ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Repair: Not sure what is being asked here. The mitral valve is usually the valve that is amenable to repair in the adult. The operation is called mitral val ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Case specific: If your cardiologist and cardiac surgeon advised you to replace a valve obviously it is necessary based on their knowledge of your case. Without actua ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Smaller incision: Robotic surgery in general allows for smaller incisions and so called "minimally invasive surgery". It might also be useful in patients with contraind ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Varies: Contact the cleveland clinic foundation accounting offices and they may be able to give you an approximate figure. It varies by hospital.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Person
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Low: Surgeon charge is probably ~$5k but hospital fees are much higher, $50k to $100k if i had to guess.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
30 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Aortic valve surgery: Aortic valves are replaced. Mitral valves are repaired if possible, otherwise replaced. The success rates are very high in a typical pt. If bypass sur ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience Cardiology
Depends: I know you are probably looking for a number but the actual answer is very hard to give. It depends on what the cause of the mitral valve regurgitati ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
About the same: A lot depends on the approach used. It is now possible to due endovascular aortic valve replacement which has minimal recovery time. Coronary bypass c ... Read More

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