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What is a replacement of the aortic valve?
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Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: AVR
Exactly what it says.
If there is a problem with the aortic valve (between left ventricle and aorta) (either narrowed -stenotic- or leaking -insufficient) it can be surgically replaced. It can be replaced with a mechanical "metal" or tissue valve "pig valve".

In brief: AVR
Exactly what it says.
If there is a problem with the aortic valve (between left ventricle and aorta) (either narrowed -stenotic- or leaking -insufficient) it can be surgically replaced. It can be replaced with a mechanical "metal" or tissue valve "pig valve".
Dr. Bart Denys
Dr. Bart Denys
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Dr. Franklin Schneider
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: A procedure....
Aortic valve replacement usually involves surgically removing a patients own diseased aortic valve and replacing it with a valve constructed fom metal or cow tissue.
Sometimes a human valve is used (homografts). More recently, aortic valves have been replaced by stenting, a non-surgical technique in higher risk individuals.

In brief: A procedure....
Aortic valve replacement usually involves surgically removing a patients own diseased aortic valve and replacing it with a valve constructed fom metal or cow tissue.
Sometimes a human valve is used (homografts). More recently, aortic valves have been replaced by stenting, a non-surgical technique in higher risk individuals.
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Dr. Franklin Schneider
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