4 doctors weighed in:

Artificial vs tissue aortic valve replacement. Is it worth it to do tissue when it will have to be redone in 10 to 12 years? Effects of blood thinner?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends.....

Depends on age, lifestyle and need or not for anticoagulant for other reasons.
Coumadin (warfarin) is not without risk, while the risk for re-replacement of a tissue aortic valve is not high. So if you are relatively young (<60), don't need Coumadin (warfarin) or don't want to take it, it would be very reasonable to have a tissue valve with the understanding that you will probably require another replacement.

In brief: Depends.....

Depends on age, lifestyle and need or not for anticoagulant for other reasons.
Coumadin (warfarin) is not without risk, while the risk for re-replacement of a tissue aortic valve is not high. So if you are relatively young (<60), don't need Coumadin (warfarin) or don't want to take it, it would be very reasonable to have a tissue valve with the understanding that you will probably require another replacement.
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Brian Mott
On average a bio prosthetic valve in someone over 65 years old may last for nearly 20 years in over 90% of patients.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: Discuss with MD

You really need to discuss this with your surgeon.
It is way too involved of a discussion for this kind of board.

In brief: Discuss with MD

You really need to discuss this with your surgeon.
It is way too involved of a discussion for this kind of board.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors