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.

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How does valve replacement surgery work?

Valve surgery. I don't know how specific or technical an answer you expect... In essence, your (native) valve is cut out, and a replacement is sewn in. This replacement can be a biological valve made from animal product or made from metal alloy... Read more...
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...

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...
Heart valve. It would generally depend on the patients pre op status , ie why its being done , if its being done electively or emergency and how its being done: open, min invasive, robotically. Read more...

What are the factors that a doctor uses to determine the risk a patient faces having valve replacement surgery?

Many things. The risk depends on how severe the valve disease and wht the patient's other risk factors are. Age and the presence of other diseases would need to be evaluated to determine the total risk. Things like kidney disease, lung disease, smoking, other vascular disease, diabetes, hypertension would all increase the total risk to the patient. Read more...
Several. There needs to be a proper indication from history, physical exam and echo testing and cath. Then one assesses all other history and risks: smoker, diabetic, obese, age, frailty etc. The sts has some large comparative databases as well. Read more...

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...
LVAD. There are specific indications for valve replacement and for lvad. Generally those indications do not overlap. Read more...

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...