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Are artificial valves better than animal valves for replacement operations?

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In brief: Depends

Not a straightforward answer since it would depend on the valve needing replacement, the degree of injury, and type of valve to be used.
Often mechanical valves need longer and more intense anti-coagulation to keep them going. Best to discuss options with the cardiac surgery team contemplating the procedure.

In brief: Depends

Not a straightforward answer since it would depend on the valve needing replacement, the degree of injury, and type of valve to be used.
Often mechanical valves need longer and more intense anti-coagulation to keep them going. Best to discuss options with the cardiac surgery team contemplating the procedure.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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In brief: Depends

Each have their own pros and cons.
The best thing to do is discuss these with your surgeon.

In brief: Depends

Each have their own pros and cons.
The best thing to do is discuss these with your surgeon.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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