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Asia Has a Nose Up

In 2011, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons released a report naming China, Japan, and South Korea in the top 5 for number of rhinoplasty (nose job) procedures!

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


                          Bangpakok 9 International Hospital

                          Bangkok, Thailand


                          Accreditation: JCI, HA

                          Languages: Arabic, English, Thai

                          Bangpakok9 International Hospital is a tertiary private care hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand. We are committed to providing healthcare with world-class standards. The Bangpakok Hospital Group ha...

                          Assunta Hospital

                          Petaling Jaya, Malaysia


                          Languages: English

                          Assunta Hospital was founded by a group of missionaries from the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) in 1954. Today, after 5 decades of services, Assunta Hospital continues its commitment of practis...

                          Anadolu Medical Center

                          Kocaeli, Turkey


                          Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001

                          Languages: English, Turkish, German, French, Spanish, Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Arabic

                          Anadolu Medical Center is sheltered by the Anadolu Foundation and it is characterized by two major aspects : its non-profit status and its unique affiliation with the world praised Johns Hopkins Medic...

                          Longhua Hospital Shanghai University of TCM

                          Shanghai, China


                          Languages: English, Chinese

                          Founded in July 1960, Longhua Hospital Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the four oldest TCM clinical centers in China. Over 50 years, Longhua hospital has been dedicated t...

                          Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital

                          Changhua, Taiwan


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English, Chinese

                          Located in Lugang township of Taiwan Changhua County, Institutional Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital occupies 8.5 hectares with 1 underground floor, 7 above ground floors and 82688 square meter...
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