Complications of Aortic Valve Replacement

Aortic valve replacement has been done successfully for many years. However, as with any surgery, complications are a possibility. What kind of complications can occur with this procedure? Examples of minor ones include:
 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Minor bleeding or bruising
  • Abnormal or painful scarring.
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Major complications with aortic valve replacement can also occur, but they are rare. These may include things like:
 
Depending on your individual situation, a major complication may require one or more of the following:
 
  • A blood transfusion
  • A longer hospital stay
  • Temporary or permanent placement of a pacemaker
  • Repeat surgery.
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(Click Aortic Valve Replacement to learn more about the potential complications of this procedure.)
 
 

Complications of Aortic Valve Replacement

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