Abnormal Scar Formation Following Aortic Valve Replacement

You will have a scar following aortic valve replacement surgery. Most of these heal without any problems. However, it is possible that you will develop abnormal scars, especially if you have a history of keloids or excessive, thick scarring. Consultation with a dermatologist and discussion with your physician about your specific case are required if you are concerned with these issues.
 
It's important to remember that the appearance of the scars does not predict your results of the operation; even patients with enlarged scars can experience excellent surgical results.
 
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