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What patients are too old to have aortic valve surgery?
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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
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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
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