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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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                          Featured Heart Valve Replacement Surgery Providers Abroad


                          Star Medica Merida

                          Yucatan, Mexico


                          Languages: English, Spanish

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                          Makati Medical Center

                          Makati, Philippines


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English, Tagalog

                          Makati Medical Center has earned the distinction of being one of the best-equipped hospitals in the country and in Asia. We have the most capable staff that extends the best quality medical care to ou...

                          Hospital Moinhos de Vento

                          Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English, Portuguese

                          Hospital Moinhos de Vento was founded in 1927, which means 81 years of tradition, quality and excellence in processes and services.

                          Our Institution is nationally and internationally rec...

                          UZ Leuven (Campus Gasthuisberg)

                          Flemish Brabant, Belgium


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English, French

                          UZ Leuven is able to offer its patients high-quality care. As a result, our hospital has been able to develop into a leading reference centre. In the future, UZ Leuven intends to consolidate and furth...

                          Klinikum Chemnitz gGmbH

                          Berlin, Germany


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English, German

                          The Klinikum Chemnitz gGmbH, a non-profit, limited liability organization, was established as a clinical centre in 1994 from the former Chemnitz municipal hospitals. With its 1,735 beds it is one of t...
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