Heart Valve Re-Operations

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newarrior

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Is this common ? Anyone have experience here ?
Heart Valve Re-Operations
 

leadville

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it certainly can and does happen for a variety of reasons

there are plenty on this board who have gone through multiple surgeries

each successive surgery becomes much more complicated than the first
 

newarrior

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it certainly can and does happen for a variety of reasons

there are plenty on this board who have gone through multiple surgeries

each successive surgery becomes much more complicated than the first
Terrifying but good to know
 

Meanjellybean

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Is there much data based on the number of reoperations and the risk it carries each time? My thoughts would be as a congenital heart disease vrs cardiac event later in life..

I spoke with a cardiologist the other day (she specialised with congential heart disease)and she made the statement that for those who are born with heart complocations and require surgery early and through life actually fair better under multiple reoperations. But she may be saying that to comfort.. she did sound very convincing.
 

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I have read that bioprostheses last longer in patients who receive them when they are older. I got mine when I was 66. My surgeon told me to expect to need a replacement between 8 and 12 years out. He also assured me that it could most likely be done transcatheter. This is a reassuring video. It is important to go with a highly experienced and competent team.
 

newarrior

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I have read that bioprostheses last longer in patients who receive them when they are older. I got mine when I was 66. My surgeon told me to expect to need a replacement between 8 and 12 years out. He also assured me that it could most likely be done transcatheter. This is a reassuring video. It is important to go with a highly experienced and competent team.
Correct..Those under 66 tend to have more active immune systems which causes the body to burn through and calcify non mechanical valves at a faster burn rate than those over 65. I was suprised to find out that TAVI/TAVR still leaves the old valve in you and should be retitled "Valve in Valve". Correct me if I am wrong on any count.
 

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I was suprised to find out that TAVI/TAVR still leaves the old valve in you and should be retitled "Valve in Valve". Correct me if I am wrong on any count.
Yes, that is how it works, and is not 100% for sure that could be done when needed, but nothing is perfect.
 

newarrior

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Yes, that is how it works, and is not 100% for sure that could be done when needed, but nothing is perfect.
True that--and at least we are getting more options and technology. To your health sir)
 
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