About Aortic Valve Replacement
When there is severe narrowing of the aortic heart valve, replacement surgery may be recommended. This procedure can help improve the symptoms of a defective aortic valve, such as fatigue, fainting, and shortness of breath. This type of surgery can also improve a person's life expectancy. In this procedure, the doctor will perform surgery to remove a diseased or defective aortic heart valve and replace it with a manufactured or tissue valve.
(Click Aortic Valve Replacement for more information about this surgical procedure. This article tells you what you need to know about symptoms of aortic valve disease, how to prepare for the procedure, possible complications, and more.)