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Are there advantages to a heart valve replacement over a heart transplant?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
A heart valve replacement does not require a new heart from a deceased individual, and does not create the need for lifelong immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection of the heart.

In brief: Yes
A heart valve replacement does not require a new heart from a deceased individual, and does not create the need for lifelong immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection of the heart.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
For what condition. The indications for heart transplant are specific as well as for heart valve replacements. I do not understand what are you talking about. Can you explain?
In brief: Yes
Heart valves are not rejected, and the patient does not require life long immunosuppression as with a transplanted organ.

In brief: Yes
Heart valves are not rejected, and the patient does not require life long immunosuppression as with a transplanted organ.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Thank
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