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How long is recovery for a valve replacement surgery?

How long is recovery for a valve replacement surgery?

That depends.: As in most patients healing time is variable. Most people are out of the hospital within a week and have a 4-6 week period of recovery before they can start to resume normal activity. Heavy duty stuff like working out in a gym may take 5-6 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Having my aortic valve replacement surgery next month.I need to relocate to a different country. How long before i can do that. Any supervision needed?

Having my aortic valve replacement surgery next month.I need to relocate to a different country. How long before i can do that. Any supervision needed?

3 months: Wait at least 3 months. If you have no complications by that time, you should be good to go. At your (young) age, i presume you'll receive a mechanical valve since a bioprosthetic valve won't last long enough. You'll need warfarin/coumadin and will need close medical supervision of your protimes/inr in your new home. Get hooked up with a cardiologist or other doctor there as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after aortic valve replacement surgery to if it was replaced with a cow valve?

Forever if possible: Smoking is harmful to the valve, your heart, and the rest of your body. You should take this opportunity to quit smoking. Easier said than done, but very important. ...Read more

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Can you have an lvad put in instead of a valve replacement surgery?

Can you have an lvad put in instead of a valve replacement surgery?

Variable: Each are used for different diseases. It is preferable to repair a faulty heart valve if that is the sole problem with the heart function. ...Read more

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How does valve replacement surgery work?

How does valve replacement surgery work?

Valve replacement: When the native valve needs to be replaced. A heart surgical team excises the native diseased valve and replaces it with a mechanical or tissue artificial valve. This is sewn into place. The patient generally will be on anticoagulation if a mechanical valve is implanted. The patient goes through cardiac rehabilitation after surgical recovery to regain physical function. ...Read more

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Need valve replacement surgery soon. What are risks?

Need valve replacement surgery soon. What are risks?

Valve replacement: The risks for valve replacement surgery are similar to but slightly higher than for bypass surgery. Usually before surgery you will have a heart catheterization to evaluate for any coronary disease. After that your surgeon can discuss with you the risks on the basis of which valve needs replacement, any vascular disease and how well your heart pumps. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe chest pain 3 weeks after valve replacement surgery?

Is it normal to have severe chest pain 3 weeks after valve replacement surgery?

Not unusual: As you move about more, that can excite some discomfort. The sternum can still shift about. Late pain can be from heart, pericardium, or lungs, so see your surgeon. ...Read more

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What does mvp mean for future valve replacement surgery?

Replacement of mitra: This is a common finding in tall, thin younger females and is often not symptomatic. Many never require surgery. If required, many surgeons are extremely adept. ...Read more