Options for the Heart Valve Replacement

Aortic valve and mitral valve are commonly replaced valves. The pulmonary and the tricuspid valve replacements also are uncommon among adults.

Replacing narrowed valve:

Most common valve procedure is the aortic valve replacement Singapore for the aortic stenosis, and narrowing of aortic valve. The mitral stenosis is one more condition that at times need valve replacement method.

Replacing leaky valve:

The aortic regurgitation, (at times referred as the aortic insufficiency) is one common valve problem, which might  need valve replacement. The regurgitation means valve allows the blood to go back through valve and in heart rather than moving it ahead and out to your body. The aortic regurgitation will eventually lead to the heart failure.

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The mitral regurgitation might need valve replacement. In such condition, mitral valve allows the oxygenated flow of blood backwards in your lungs rather than continuing through your heart like it should. The people with such condition might experience the shortness of breath, chest pain and irregular heartbeats.

Surgical choices for the valve replacement include:

  • Tissue valve (that might include human and animal donor tissue)
  • Mechanical valve —long-lasting valve that is made of the durable materials
  • TAVI or TAVR procedure —It is known as transcatheter aortic valve
  • Newer surgery choices
  • Ross Procedure — “Borrowing” healthy valve or moving it in position of damaged valve

This procedure selected can depend upon valve that requires replacement, severity of the symptoms and risk of the surgery. There are some procedures that might need the long-term medication that will guard against the blood clots.