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Heart Valve Replacement Surgery

Heart valve replacement surgery replaces diseased heart valves. There are four valves in the heart, the aortic valve, the mitral valve, the tricuspid valve and the pulmonary valve. Blood that flows through the heart must flow through different chambers. When the heart pumps blood, these valves open to let blood through and close to prevent back-flow. Three kinds of heart valve replacement procedures are performed.

  • Mechanical valves made of man made materials such as ceramic or steel. These valves last the longest, but patients will have to take blood thinning medication such as aspirin for the rest of their lives.
  • Biological valves will last for 12-15 years. These are made of animal or human tissue. Here, patients don't have to take any blood thinning medication.
  • In some cases, the patient's own pulmonary valve may be used to replace the aortic valve. The pulmonary valve is then replaced with an artificial valve. It is an option for those who don't want to take blood thinners.


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                          Featured Heart Valve Replacement Surgery Providers Abroad


                          North York General Hospital

                          Toronto, Canada


                          Languages: English

                          North York General Hospital (NYGH) is one of Canada's leading community academic hospitals. We provide an exceptional care experience for our patients and their families, and have proudly served our d...

                          Asian Hospital and Medical Center

                          Muntinlupa, Philippines


                          Languages: English, Tagalog

                          Asian Hospital and Medical Center is the first major private hospital with tertiary care facilities in the Southern Luzon corridor of Metropolitan Manila. Officially inaugurated and opened to the publ...

                          Beijing United Family Hospital

                          Beijing, China


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English, Chinese

                          Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU), opening its doors in 1997, the hospital’s sole mission is to provide comprehensive, integrated healthcare services in a uniquely warm and caring patient and...

                          Pantai Hospital Ipoh

                          Ipoh, Malaysia


                          Languages: English

                          Pantai Hospital Ipoh, a tertiary healthcare facility and part of the Pantai Hospitals Group in Malaysia, was established in 1996. Strategically located and easily accessible within a 5 minutes drive f...
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