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How long is recovery for a valve replacement surgery?

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Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 52 years experience
That depends.: As in most patients healing time is variable. Most people are out of the hospital within a week and have a 4-6 week period of recovery before they can start to resume normal activity. Heavy duty stuff like working out in a gym may take 5-6 months.
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
Heart valve: It would generally depend on the patients pre op status , ie why its being done , if its being done electively or emergency and how its being done: open, min invasive, robotically.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How does valve replacement surgery work?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 years experience
Valve surgery: I don't know how specific or technical an answer you expect... In essence, your (native) valve is cut out, and a replacement is sewn in. This replacement can be a biological valve made from animal product or made from metal alloy...
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What is valve replacement surgery used for?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Replace valves: To replace diseased or damaged heart valves.

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