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Artificial heart valve

Artificial heart valve Artificial heart valve

When heart valve disease progresses to the point that treatment by medicines does not provide relief from a patient’s symptoms, surgery to repair or replace the valves becomes the best alternative. If the surgery is not a repair, homograft or autograft, the choice is most likely between carbon-based mechanical valves and biological tissue valves.

The primary advantage of mechanical valves is that they will last a patient’s lifetime. Mechanical valves are preferred for patients with life expectancies beyond 10-15 years because they eliminate the mortality risk inherent in the replacement of a worn out tissue valve. The best mechanical valves, have excellent flow performance, rivaling that of the native valve even in the small sizes.

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