4 doctors weighed in:

What patients are too old to have aortic valve surgery?

4 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends more on the patients underlying health rather than age.
There are 60 year olds who will do poorly and 80 year olds who do well. It depends on the individual.

In brief: Depends

It depends more on the patients underlying health rather than age.
There are 60 year olds who will do poorly and 80 year olds who do well. It depends on the individual.
Dr. Todd Woltman
Dr. Todd Woltman
Thank
Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Aortic Valve

Age is only one aspect when determining if someone can safely have aortic valve replacement.
Other factors than age include overall condition, lung function, presence of other problems (diabetes, copd, kidney function/failure, dialysis, bleeding, anemia, heart function/failure). Age in general increases risk across the board.

In brief: Aortic Valve

Age is only one aspect when determining if someone can safely have aortic valve replacement.
Other factors than age include overall condition, lung function, presence of other problems (diabetes, copd, kidney function/failure, dialysis, bleeding, anemia, heart function/failure). Age in general increases risk across the board.
Dr. Bart Denys
Dr. Bart Denys
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors