Heart Valve SurgeryThis page contains recent news articles, when available, and an overview of Heart Valve Surgery but does not offer medical advice. You should contact your physician with regard to any health issues or concerns.
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Aortic valve replacement is a surgical procedure in which a patient's aortic valve is replaced by a different valve. The aortic valve can be affected by a range of diseases and require aortic valve replacement. The valve can either become leaky (regurgitant or insufficient) or stuck partially shut (stenotic). Aortic valve replacement currently requires open heart surgery. Research is being done now on to develop valves that can be implanted using a catheter without open heart surgery.
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