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A 44-year-old male asked:

Hi..i am a 44 years male with hypertension & diabetes.my aortic valve needs to be replaced.is open heart surgery the only way? currently no symptoms.

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Dr. Robert Hiensch
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Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: Surgical aortic valve replacement is the treatment of choice for most aortic valve replacement indications. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (non surgical) is an option for some patients at moderate to high risk for surgery with aortic stenosis.
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