I have an Edwards Bovine valve placed 4 years ago for bicuspid aortic valve with severe stenosis, and aneurysm of ascending aorta. About a year after surgery my cardiologist put me on statin, saying that there was evidence that statin would make valve last longer. Research on line did say there was some preliminary evidence that this may influence calcification of prosthetic valve. My LDL was only 100 before starting statin, and I had normal coronary arteries. I was 71 when valve replaced. Doing well. I was just wondering what group thought of this and are there others taking statin for same reason. I have been on the statin for 3 years now and all LDL's are in 80 to 90 range with very good HDL.