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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can catheterization or angioplasty be an option for a mechanical valve that sticks?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Valve replacement: Not really, you need to be sure what the problem with the valve is and if its a clot in there, fiddling with a catheter can send it off to the brain.
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