I disagree and would like to give you a rebuttal, by way of example:They need to change the name this website to "Mechanicalvalvereplacement.org. Because there is nothing unbiased about this site at all.
I see you guys more like that.....Chuck, at the risk of being an echo chamber I wanted to restate this and provide emphasis:
of course acknowledging that there are exceptions such as
- women of child bearing age
- people with known bleeding complications (diverticulitius comes to mind)
- macular degeneration
- unwillingness to comply with AC Therapy
- legitimate concern of a requirement for a redo surgery in the next 18 years
- preference for not having it done (and accepting redo-operations as a consequence)
Guidelines on the management of valvular heart
disease (version 2012)
The Joint Task Force on the Management of Valvular Heart Disease
of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European
Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS
These guys include cardiologists and the top of the top surgeons ...
Chuck n me in our Echo Chamber
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Its an age old problem that opposing views of the same thing tend to be regarded as personal transgressions.I certainly hope we can all figure out ways to communicate to avoid that.
St. Jude mech valve has been around for a long time...... but most mech valves are designed to last your lifetime. They say that the resilia will last 20+ years.....time will tell.Guys which mechanical wall is out there in the matter and which one is better
Tissue valve resilia , how many years can one get? Any data ?
Thanks you . Any comments on ON-x ?St. Jude mech valve has been around for a long time...... but most mech valves are designed to last your lifetime. They say that the resilia will last 20+ years.....time will tell.
I think a good rule of thumb is. If everything else is equal.....
....under age 60 get a mechanical valve
....60-70 it's a toss-up, however with a tissue valve you may need replacement around 80?.....that won't be fun.
....70+ get a tussue valve....odds are you won't need it replaced.
a recent discussion on the topic and including it here.Any comments on ON-x ?
I would expect that the ON-x is a good valve. I do think that ON-x tries to make too big of a deal about their low INR claim. I had a stroke a long time ago (1974) because I became lax and let my INR (altho we called it PT back then) and let my clotting time get too close to normal. Even with an ON-x I would not let my INR get below 2. It ain't worth the risk. My INR range has always been 2;.5-3.5 without any problems.......whatsoever.Thanks you . Any comments on ON-x ?