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Which heart valve is commonly replaced?
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Valve replacement
The aortic and mitral valves are the ones most commonly replaced.
The aortic is probably a bit more commonly replaced than the mitral.

In brief: Valve replacement
The aortic and mitral valves are the ones most commonly replaced.
The aortic is probably a bit more commonly replaced than the mitral.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Edward Hoffer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Aortic, then mitral
It is close between the two, but the aortic valve is the most commonly replaced, as aortic stenosis is common in older folks.
The mitral valve is now often repaired rather than replaced. Pulmonary valve surgery is usally for congenital problems and done in children, while replacement of the tricuspid valve is rare.

In brief: Aortic, then mitral
It is close between the two, but the aortic valve is the most commonly replaced, as aortic stenosis is common in older folks.
The mitral valve is now often repaired rather than replaced. Pulmonary valve surgery is usally for congenital problems and done in children, while replacement of the tricuspid valve is rare.
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