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Doctor insights on: Heart Valve Replacement Surgery Survival Rate

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Is heart valve replacement surgery successful?

Is heart valve replacement surgery successful?

Yes: But, it depends on the diagnosis and indication for the procedure, as well as the experience of the cv surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Open heart surgery--success rate if ebstein's?

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Depends: Ebstein's anomaly may require surgery, but as with most procedures, varies with the surgeon and institution. It is almost totally a function of volume of cases done. So look for teams with published experience since a quoted rate may not apply to the institution you're looking at for help. It's the "your mileage may vary" disclaimer. ...Read more

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Is tricuspid valve surgery open heart?

Is tricuspid valve surgery open heart?

Yes: It's an open heart surgery in order to replace the valve or repair it with a ring. There are no good percutaneous options at the moment. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of 75 year old women undergoing heart valve operations?

What is the survival rate of 75 year old women undergoing heart valve operations?

Depends: It depends on the procedure and the overall health of the patient. Smoking, diabetes, obesity can all lead to higher complication rates. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of aortic valve repair?

What is the success rate of aortic valve repair?

Aortic valve surgery: Aortic valves are replaced. Mitral valves are repaired if possible, otherwise replaced. The success rates are very high in a typical pt. If bypass surgery is needed or if the pt has alot of other comorbid condtions then risks go up and success rates go down. Over all in low risk pts the rates of success are in excess of 95%. ...Read more

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Recovery of cardiac bypass compared to aortic valve replacement, what to do?

Recovery of cardiac bypass compared to aortic valve replacement, what to do?

About the same: A lot depends on the approach used. It is now possible to due endovascular aortic valve replacement which has minimal recovery time. Coronary bypass can be done in a traditional or minimally invasive approach. Recovery is based on the approach and extent of the operation. Expect 6 - 8 weeks for complete recovery. ...Read more

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Which percentage of mitral valve regurgitation patients require valve repair or replacement surgery?

Which percentage of mitral valve regurgitation patients require valve repair or replacement surgery?

Depends: It depends on the severity of the mr patients have and what their ages are. If you take the general usa population, all adults over age 21, some degree of mr is present in >80% (most of it trivial or very mild). Among that unselected group. ...Read more

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Why isn't tvar heart valve replacement offered to all heart patients?

Why isn't tvar heart valve replacement offered to all heart patients?

Due to risk: Of not tolerating the procedure (dying on the operating table) is the most common reason. Other reasons could be related to other comorbidities including kidney disease or underlying severe respiratory problems, ...Read more

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Is the heart valve replacement procedure particularly dangerous?

No, some risks exist: Like any invasive surgical procedure there are risks: infection<2%, stroke < 1%, death<.5%; these numbers can vary depending on degree of co-existing illness in patient. Many of these procedures have been performed, you can obtain success data on a given physician. In every case, a risk/benefit calculation must be analyzed. ...Read more

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Complications from having open heart surgery and getting aortic valve replacement?

Complications from having open heart surgery and getting aortic valve replacement?

There are several: The complications of aortic valve replacement include bleeding, blood transfusions, stroke, infection, renal failure, reoperation, atrial fibrillation and death. Therre are more as well. Fortunately the risks of aortic valve surgery are relatively small for most patients. The exact risks vary from patient to patient. The average risk of death is about 1-2% for most aortic valve replacements. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time of cardiac bypass compared to aortic valve replacement?

What is the recovery time of cardiac bypass compared to aortic valve replacement?

Depends: If the aortic valve replacement is done minimally invasive, the recovery is faster. The in-hospital stay is not much different, but the patients return to normal activities sooner. If both are done with a full sternotomy, recovery is the same. ...Read more

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Is tvar aorta valve replacement as effective as open heart surgery?

Is tvar aorta valve replacement as effective as open heart surgery?

Depends: This is a relatively new way of repairing an aortic valve. While more and more data is coming out in regards to less invasive techniques this is still mostly reserved for those who aren't candidates for open heart surgery and have symptomatic aortic valve stenosis. It does help people but it doesn't replace open heart techniques for those who can undergo surgery. ...Read more

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Is CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) an open heart surgery or closed heart surgery?

Is CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) an open heart surgery or closed heart surgery?

Closed: While the chest is opened to get to the heart to do bypass surgery the heart is not opened. The arteries are on the surface of the heart and therefore approached directly. See picture. ...Read more

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What is the open heart surgery survival rate by age?

What is the open heart surgery survival rate by age?

What kind?: Which type of cardiac surgery you are referring to? Repair of av canal, transposition, tetralogy, tapvr, erbs , tricuspid atresia, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia intact ventricular septum, dorv, dolv, vsd, asd, hypoplastic arch, aortic valve mitral valve, coronary revascularization, maze, ventricular aneurysm repair, aortic dissection repair to include some. ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of stenting diseased blood vessels / heart bypass surgery / heart transplant / artificial heart valve transplant?

What are the risks and benefits of stenting diseased blood vessels / heart bypass surgery / heart transplant / artificial heart valve transplant?

Way too complex: This question is way to complex for a short text Q&A. Individual patient information is needed to really discuss risks and benefits. This discussion needs to be with a live cardiologist and/or cardiac surgeon. ...Read more

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Is triple heart bypass surgery dangerous?

Define dangerous: It is major surgery. People who need it are already in danger, in danger of a heart attack, or a sudden life threatening rhythm disturbance. Every case is individualized; some patients (and mds) may opt for medical management. The best surgical results come from places and docs that have high volume (not a "factory"), not the occasional case. Can get info state by state re: success and complicatio. ...Read more

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Is Mitral Valvuloplasty effective than surgery for treating mitral valve stenosis due to rheumatic heart disease?will size decrease again after ?

Is Mitral Valvuloplasty  effective than surgery for treating mitral valve stenosis due to rheumatic heart disease?will size decrease again after ?

Can be: Balloon mitral valvuloplasty can be an effective treatment for rheumatic mitral stenosis. Several parameters are first assessed including degree of calcification and immobility of the valve leaflets, degree of mitral regurgitation (leakiness), etc. A thoughtful cardiologist can guide you through that algorithm to determine if this may be the correct choice. ...Read more