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Are there different aortic valve repair surgeries?

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

There are several procedures that can be performed for the aortic valve depending on the age of the patient and the primary problem with the aortic valve.
In younger patients, aortic insufficiency can sometimes be repaired with various techniques. In older patients, many times the aortic valve has to be replaced because of calcification. Aortic stenosis, at any age, usually needs valve replacement.

In brief: Yes.

There are several procedures that can be performed for the aortic valve depending on the age of the patient and the primary problem with the aortic valve.
In younger patients, aortic insufficiency can sometimes be repaired with various techniques. In older patients, many times the aortic valve has to be replaced because of calcification. Aortic stenosis, at any age, usually needs valve replacement.
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Dr. Alan Heldman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

When they need fixing, aortic valves are generally replaced, not repaired, although in some conditions surgical repair is possible.
Replacing the aortic valve can be done by a variety of surgical approaches (through the front of the chest, or between upper ribs), or by newer transcatheter approaches.

In brief: Yes

When they need fixing, aortic valves are generally replaced, not repaired, although in some conditions surgical repair is possible.
Replacing the aortic valve can be done by a variety of surgical approaches (through the front of the chest, or between upper ribs), or by newer transcatheter approaches.
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