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Which heart valve is most commonly replaced?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Aortic Valve

The most commonly replaced heart valve in the us is the aortic valve.
The process of valve disease, usually leading to the tightening of the valve (stenosis) is very similar to that of the development of CAD which is very common in the us. In the developing countries, rheumatic fever in childhood can lead to both mitral and aortic valve disease in the adulthood, but this is not common in the us.

In brief: Aortic Valve

The most commonly replaced heart valve in the us is the aortic valve.
The process of valve disease, usually leading to the tightening of the valve (stenosis) is very similar to that of the development of CAD which is very common in the us. In the developing countries, rheumatic fever in childhood can lead to both mitral and aortic valve disease in the adulthood, but this is not common in the us.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Valves

In the current era the aortic valve is more commonly replaced while the mitral valve in many cases can be repaired.

In brief: Valves

In the current era the aortic valve is more commonly replaced while the mitral valve in many cases can be repaired.
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Dr. Daniel Zanger
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