Heart Valve Replacement surgery is used to repair or replace unhealthy heart valves. Blood that flows between different chambers of your heartshould flow through a heart valve.
Blood that flows out into large arteries should conjointly flow through a heart valve. These valves open up enough so blood will flow through. They then close, keeping the blood from flowing backwards.
There are four valves in your heart:
- Aortic valve, between the left ventricle and the aorta.
- Tricuspid valve, between the right atrium and the right ventricle.
- Pulmonic valve, between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery.
- Mitral valve, that lets blood flow from one chamber of the heart, the left atrium, to another called the left ventricle.
The aortic valve is the most typical valve to get replaced. The mitral valve is the most typical valve to be repaired. Solely seldom is the tricuspid valve or the pulmonic valve repaired or replaced. Heart valve replacement surgery could also be required if your condition is getting worse, your health is severe, or you are experiencing severe tiredness.
Heart Valve Replacement Surgery
Your doctor might evaluate you to see the most applicable treatment for your condition. If you are not experiencing signs or symptoms, or your health is mild, your doctor might recommend observance your status over time. He or she might suggest healthy lifestyle changes.
You will be prescribed medications to manage any symptoms. Your doctor can consult with you whether heart valve repair or replacement is most appropriate for your condition. Doctors usually suggest heart valve repair once possible, because it preserves your heart valve and will preserve heart function. In some cases, you may want heart valve replacement.
Doctors may also evaluate if you are a candidate for the minimally invasive surgical process. Your doctor will discuss the benefits and risks of each procedure.
Risk of Heart Valve Replacement Surgery:
Heart valve surgery risks may include:
- Heart attack
- Valve dysfunction in replacement valve
- Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
There may be other risks depending on your specific medical condition. Be sure to discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider before the procedure.
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