A 40-year-old member asked:
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is heart valve replacement surgery successful?

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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
48 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: But, it depends on the diagnosis and indication for the procedure, as well as the experience of the cv surgeon.
Answered on Jan 11, 2019
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Dr. Matthew Hennig
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Usually...: As long as you are able to tolerate surgery, valve replacement surgery is usually successful. Operative risks depend on why you are having the replacement done as well as which valve it is.
Answered on May 13, 2019
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