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What is the cost of double heart valve replacement surgery?

What is the cost of double heart valve replacement surgery?

Ask hospital account: Your hospital accountant may be able to inform you the cost of the procedure at that particular institution. ...Read more

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Valve (Definition)

A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more


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What patients need heart valve replacement surgery?

What patients need heart valve replacement surgery?

Stenotic or leaking: Any of the four heart valves can have congenital or acquired diseases. As they worsen clinically, as followed by echocardiogram or cath surgery will be considered and all risks and benefit chances reviewed mitral can frequently be opened or repaired depending on the surgical findings. Aortic generally can't be repaired or just opened except in kids. Replacement by biologic or mechanical valve. ...Read more

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Is heart valve replacement surgery successful?

Is heart valve replacement surgery successful?

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. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart valve replacement surgery?

What do you advise for heart valve replacement surgery?

Specifically: If your doctor says you need it, you'd better pay attention! Do you have a specific question? ...Read more

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What is the estimated cost of double heart valve replacement surgery?

What is the estimated cost of double heart valve replacement surgery?

Varies: Contact the cleveland clinic foundation accounting offices and they may be able to give you an approximate figure. It varies by hospital. ...Read more

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Is it okay to feel a sense of loss after heart valve replacement surgery?

Is it okay to feel a sense of loss after heart valve replacement surgery?

Yes: Our humanity and vulnerability are exposed with any surgery but cardiac patients not uncommonly will have some depression and loss until they are back at work or play! ...Read more

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How risky is a heart valve replacement surgery on an obese person?

How risky is a heart valve replacement surgery on an obese person?

Heart valve: Hard to give a number, but being obese definitely increases your risk during and after heart valve surgery. ...Read more

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What can I expect during and after aortic heart valve replacement surgery?

What can I expect during and after aortic heart valve replacement surgery?

Well, let's see: During the procedure you can expect to be oblivious to what is going on since you are anesthetized. Postoperative you will move through various phases, and may note a period of mechanical ventilation, and you will likely recall the removal of your chest drains. Gradually you will transition to exercising, and once discharged, an increasingly rigorous program of cardiac rehab. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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