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What is an aortic valve replacement?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgical procedure

Aortic valve replacement is a surgical operation where the heart is stopped while the body is on cardiopulmonary bypass machine.
The diseased valve is cut out and a new prosthetic valve from a pig or cow or a mechanical valve is sewn in. The operation takes 3-4 hours to complete and you can stay in hospital for 4-7 days.

In brief: Surgical procedure

Aortic valve replacement is a surgical operation where the heart is stopped while the body is on cardiopulmonary bypass machine.
The diseased valve is cut out and a new prosthetic valve from a pig or cow or a mechanical valve is sewn in. The operation takes 3-4 hours to complete and you can stay in hospital for 4-7 days.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Replace valve

You old aortic valve is replaced by open heart surgery or by trams catheter aortic valve surgery.

In brief: Replace valve

You old aortic valve is replaced by open heart surgery or by trams catheter aortic valve surgery.
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
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