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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?
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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
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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
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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
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