Have moderate AS live in Asia
- Jun 29, 2019
Correct even in Asia TAVI/TAVR more costly, higher change of stroke, can have some activity limitations (though I don't see this in Mick Jagger) etc etc..Age is a factor as well..70 or at least 65 is a good cut off rangeChuck C, i agree with your leaning to a mechanical valve at your age and activity level. The Choice of Bio vs Mech valve, was a tough decision for me in 2010 at 56 years of age.
So my bio valve is just shy of 11 years old today and there was some hope in 2010 that the St-Jude bio could possibly do 20+ years. It was also thought in 2010 that TAV, might be the option for a redo, if redo required. A recent CT scan has provided info that TAV now seems a higher risk option for me. Surgeon will justify OHS vs TAV in our meeting this coming week.
it also seems that TAVR is more expensive than OHS (surprise to me) and that TAV is not commonly done at my hospital for patients under 70.