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What is the durability of a mitral valve replacement?
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In brief: Depends:
Biologic: 10- 20 years and can be re-replaced if thickens or leaks.
Mechanical long time but with full anticoagulation for most all!

In brief: Depends:
Biologic: 10- 20 years and can be re-replaced if thickens or leaks.
Mechanical long time but with full anticoagulation for most all!
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Depends
Depends on which prosthetic valve you request/receive, what your age is, the condition of your teeth and general health, and whether you're compliant with taking recommended medicines.
One would hope for 10 years or more with a tissue valve and >25 years with a mechanical valve but there are no guarantees.

In brief: Depends
Depends on which prosthetic valve you request/receive, what your age is, the condition of your teeth and general health, and whether you're compliant with taking recommended medicines.
One would hope for 10 years or more with a tissue valve and >25 years with a mechanical valve but there are no guarantees.
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Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Agree, many factors. On average 10-15 years for a tissue valve and a lifetime for a mechanical. The most obvious disadvantage for mechanical is the need for anticoagulantion .
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