Surgical Valve Replacement (Bioprosthetic VS Mechanical) ..
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Tissue valves are created from animal donors’ valves or other animal tissue that's strong and flexible. Tissue valves can last 10-20 years, and usually don't require the long-term use of medication. For a young person with a tissue valve replacement, the need for additional surgery or another valve replacement later in life is highly likely.
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Patients with a biological valve may need to have the valve replaced in 10 to 15 years. Mechanical valves may also fail, so patients should alert their doctor if they are having any symptoms of valve failure.
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Percutaneous transcatheter implantation of an aortic valve prosthesis for calcific aortic stenosis: first human case description.Circulation;106: 3006–8.
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Also called TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement), the FDA-approved TAVI procedure is only appropriate for select patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve opening) who are not candidates for traditional open chest surgery or who are high-risk operable candidates.
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Aortic dissection may be a late sequela of . 18% of individuals who present with an acute aorticdissection have a history of open heart surgery. Individuals whohave undergone aortic valve replacement for are at particularly high risk. This is becauseaortic insufficiency causes increased blood flow in the ascendingaorta. This can cause dilatation and weakening of the walls of theascending aorta.