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I just had a aortic valve replacement surgery and it was replaced with a cow valve. Am I going to be okay in the future?

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Dr. Edward Hoffer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes, for many years

An aortic valve is replaced with either a tissue valve, like yours, or a metal/plastic valve.
The plastic valves should last for a lifetime, but require you to be on blood thinners for life, which are at best a nuisance and at worst dangerous. Tissue valves do not need blood thinners, but are only expected to last about 10 years, so re-operation may be needed.

In brief: Yes, for many years

An aortic valve is replaced with either a tissue valve, like yours, or a metal/plastic valve.
The plastic valves should last for a lifetime, but require you to be on blood thinners for life, which are at best a nuisance and at worst dangerous. Tissue valves do not need blood thinners, but are only expected to last about 10 years, so re-operation may be needed.
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
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In brief: Cow valve

Remember spider man? Spider dna overtook his own and transformed him into a .
..Big movie star! if remnants of cow dna remains in the valve then takeover yours, then wow ! otherwise once the valve is ok by the fed drugs agency, if should be clear from any dna...And then a safe option (no cowman).

In brief: Cow valve

Remember spider man? Spider dna overtook his own and transformed him into a .
..Big movie star! if remnants of cow dna remains in the valve then takeover yours, then wow ! otherwise once the valve is ok by the fed drugs agency, if should be clear from any dna...And then a safe option (no cowman).
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