Risks of Aortic Valve Replacement

Complications of Aortic Valve Replacement

No procedure is ever completely free of risks. However, aortic valve replacement has been performed for many years with successful results and limited complications.
 
Some aortic valve replacement complications include (but are not limited to):
 
Loss of life associated with aortic valve replacement occurs in approximately 4 out of 100 procedures that are elective, or planned. During emergency surgery, loss of life can be much higher, occurring in 10 to 20 out of 100 procedures.
 
It may be that in your doctor's practice, few of these aortic valve replacement complications have occurred. However, it is important for you to know and understand the potential complications, so that you are fully informed before your procedure.
 
(Click Aortic Valve Replacement Complications for more information.)
 

Summary

The goal of an aortic valve replacement is to remove your defective aortic valve and replace it with one that will work more efficiently.
 
It is an effective procedure that is successfully performed in most cases. The majority of patients have fewer symptoms after this procedure.
 
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