Duration of Treatmentusually takes 2 to 3 hours.

Days of Stayusually 1 to 2 days in ICU and 5 days inwards at the hospital and 15 days outside the hospital

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Heart Valves Surgery?

Heart valve surgery is performed to repair or replace diseased heart valves. The main function of valves is to keep the blood flowing in the right direction through the heart. Aortic and mitral valve are the two most common replaced valves. The replacement of pulmonary valve and triglycerides is somewhat uncommon in adults.

There are four types of valves in your heart:

  1. Aortic valve
  2. Mitral valve
  3. Tricuspid valve
  4. Pulmonic valve

Valve replacement symptoms include:

  • Dizziness & Chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Palpitations
  • Abnormal heart sound
  • Edema (swelling) of the feet, ankles, or abdomen (belly)
  • Rapid weight gain due to fluid retention

 

Valve replacement risk factors include:

  • Bleeding during or after the surgery
  • Blood clots that can cause heart attack, stroke, or lung problems
  • Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Breathing problems
  • Arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms)

 

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for valve replacement surgery or not.
  • Before the valve replacement surgery, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia doctors will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of surgery.

The surgeon will give general anaesthesia to sleep and unable to feel pain for the patient. In this valve replacement surgery, the surgeon makes a large incision (cut) in the chest to reach the heart and aorta. According to the report, he will decide which type of procedure is best for the patient.

A minimally invasive technique may also be the best option for the patient due to small cut will require it. The surgeon will remove damage valve and put a new one in place.

Surgical options for valve replacement include:

Mechanical – There is stainless steel or titanium or ceramic valves which last too long.

Biological – There is human or animal tissue valve which lasts 12 to 15 years.

Ross Procedure —  Aortic valve is replaced with the person's own pulmonary healthy valve.

TAVI/TAVR procedure — Trans catheter aortic valve replacement.

 

 

The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery, properly caring of incisions, take medications, and manage pain and other side effects of surgery. A good cardiac rehabilitation program helps you regain your energy and overall good health.

Valve replacement surgery success rate depends on patients condition but it’s high rate of success ( almost 97 %).

 

 

  • Are you a board-certified cardiac surgeon?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of valve replacement surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to valve replacement surgery procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors valve replacement surgeries?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of valve replacement surgery?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of valve replacement surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?
  • How serious is heart valve replacement surgery?
  • What is the most common heart valve replacement?
  • How long does it take to recover from open heart surgery?
  • How long do heart valve replacements last?
  • How long can you live with a mechanical heart valve?
  • Can you die from a leaky heart valve?
  • Is a valve replacement open heart surgery?
  • What are the chances of surviving a heart surgery?
  • How long can you live with severe aortic valve stenosis?

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VALVE REPLACEMENT SURGERY

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 2 to 3 hours.

Days of Stayusually 1 to 2 days in ICU and 5 days inwards at the hospital and 15 days outside the hospital

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Heart Valves Surgery?

Heart valve surgery is performed to repair or replace diseased heart valves. The main function of valves is to keep the blood flowing in the right direction through the heart. Aortic and mitral valve are the two most common replaced valves. The replacement of pulmonary valve and triglycerides is somewhat uncommon in adults.

There are four types of valves in your heart:

  1. Aortic valve
  2. Mitral valve
  3. Tricuspid valve
  4. Pulmonic valve

symptoms

Valve replacement symptoms include:

  • Dizziness & Chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Palpitations
  • Abnormal heart sound
  • Edema (swelling) of the feet, ankles, or abdomen (belly)
  • Rapid weight gain due to fluid retention

 

risk factors

Valve replacement risk factors include:

  • Bleeding during or after the surgery
  • Blood clots that can cause heart attack, stroke, or lung problems
  • Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Breathing problems
  • Arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms)

 

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for valve replacement surgery or not.
  • Before the valve replacement surgery, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

procedure

Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia doctors will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of surgery.

The surgeon will give general anaesthesia to sleep and unable to feel pain for the patient. In this valve replacement surgery, the surgeon makes a large incision (cut) in the chest to reach the heart and aorta. According to the report, he will decide which type of procedure is best for the patient.

A minimally invasive technique may also be the best option for the patient due to small cut will require it. The surgeon will remove damage valve and put a new one in place.

Surgical options for valve replacement include:

Mechanical – There is stainless steel or titanium or ceramic valves which last too long.

Biological – There is human or animal tissue valve which lasts 12 to 15 years.

Ross Procedure —  Aortic valve is replaced with the person's own pulmonary healthy valve.

TAVI/TAVR procedure — Trans catheter aortic valve replacement.

 

 

post procedure

The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery, properly caring of incisions, take medications, and manage pain and other side effects of surgery. A good cardiac rehabilitation program helps you regain your energy and overall good health.

success rate

Valve replacement surgery success rate depends on patients condition but it’s high rate of success ( almost 97 %).

 

 

faqs from doctor

  • Are you a board-certified cardiac surgeon?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of valve replacement surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to valve replacement surgery procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors valve replacement surgeries?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of valve replacement surgery?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of valve replacement surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?
  • How serious is heart valve replacement surgery?
  • What is the most common heart valve replacement?
  • How long does it take to recover from open heart surgery?
  • How long do heart valve replacements last?
  • How long can you live with a mechanical heart valve?
  • Can you die from a leaky heart valve?
  • Is a valve replacement open heart surgery?
  • What are the chances of surviving a heart surgery?
  • How long can you live with severe aortic valve stenosis?

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