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What happens during, and after an aortic valve replacement?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Aortic valve sx

The native aortic valve is surgically removed and replaced with a mechanical valve or a bioprosthetic valve.
Mechanical valves last a life time but need anticoagulation with coumadin (warfarin).

In brief: Aortic valve sx

The native aortic valve is surgically removed and replaced with a mechanical valve or a bioprosthetic valve.
Mechanical valves last a life time but need anticoagulation with coumadin (warfarin).
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Valve replacement

The surgery replaces the valve with either a mechanical or animal tissue valve.
This is done on a heart lung machine. The valve takes the place of the damaged valve and the patient lives their life with a new disease 'artificial valve' with its own set of problems. The obstruction or valve leak of the diseased valve is corrected by the artificial valve. Sometimes blood thinners are needed.

In brief: Valve replacement

The surgery replaces the valve with either a mechanical or animal tissue valve.
This is done on a heart lung machine. The valve takes the place of the damaged valve and the patient lives their life with a new disease 'artificial valve' with its own set of problems. The obstruction or valve leak of the diseased valve is corrected by the artificial valve. Sometimes blood thinners are needed.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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