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Bumrungrad— Asia’s Pioneer of Cited Medical Excellence

Bumrungrad Hospital has helped make Thailand one of the world’s most trusted medical tourism destinations. In 2002, Bumrungrad became the first hospital in Asia to earn Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation.

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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                          Wattanosoth Cancer Hospital is the first private hospital devoted entirely to the treatment of cancer in Thailand. We are committed to improving the quality of life of our patients and sharing our res...

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                          Istanbul, Turkey


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                          Acıbadem Kadıköy Hospital, the first hospital of Acıbadem Healthcare Group, opened for service in 1991. In order to meet the rising patient demand, the hospital was renovated in 1998 and 2008. Wi...

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                          Taipei, Taiwan


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                          Languages: English, Chinese

                          You make a right choice to come to Wan Fang Hospital. We provide our international patients a safe and comfortable medical environment with passion for excellence. 

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