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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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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.
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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No: Can be done via minimally invasive methods . Speak to your cardiothoracic surgeon as he will be best suited to make that decision.

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