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While the procedure has been performed for many years with successful results, there are possible minor and major aortic valve replacement complications that may occur. Minor aortic valve replacement complications are temporary in most cases and often easily treated by healthcare providers. Examples of minor aortic valve replacement complications include nausea and vomiting, minor bleeding or bruising, abnormal or painful scarring, and allergic skin reactions. Major aortic valve replacement complications include bleeding, infection, heart attack, stroke, and loss of life.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Infections at the site of the IVs, wires, or tubes
- Minor bleeding or bruising
- Abnormal or painful scar formation
- Allergic skin reaction
- Skin numbness
- Atrial fibrillation.
- Heart or lung problems, including:
o Irregular heart rhythmso Temporary or permanent damage to your heart's electrical systemo Lung or heart failureo Rupture of the heart wall.
- Kidney failure
- Allergic reaction to medication
- Nerve or organ damage
- Transmission of disease from blood products
- Other rare and unlikely events.