Aortic valve replacement done with pig or fake one?

AVR. Aortic valves can be replaced with either mechanical valves or bio prosthetic, taken from animals and treated to prevent rejection. There are different reasons for choosing either valve such as age and treatment with anticoagulants. Individuals who do not wish to be on meds such as Coumadin (warfarin) may have a bioprosthetic valve, however, younger individuals usually have mechanical valves.

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Is a root canal safe to do one week before aortic valve replacement? Or better to wait 6 months after surgery?

Root Canal Therapy. This should be discussed with your own dentist in consultation with your Cardiologist and not a dentist over the internet who lacks more information then what you posted. Generally speaking if an infection is present this needs to be dealt with prior to the surgery.

How dangerous is an aortic valve replacement?

Reasonably safe. Generally aortic valve replacement is a reasonably safe procedure. The operative risks however depends on the overall condition of the heart, age, presence or absence of other problems such as lung and kidney disease and the overall physical strength of the patient. In most cases the surgical risk should be less than 5% chance of a bad outcome.

Aortic valve replacement - tissue or mechanical better?

AVR. Aortic valves can be replaced with either mechanical valves or bio prosthetic, taken from animals and treated to prevent rejection. There are different reasons for choosing either valve such as age and treatment with anticoagulants. Individuals who do not wish to be on meds such as Coumadin (warfarin) may have a bioprosthetic valve, however, younger individuals usually have mechanical valves.