Curious, how would an organization access prospective clients faced with the mech vs. bio valve decision? No information was presented to me and I wasn't directed to any place offering information aside from a very brief pro / con summary by the cardiologist. The surgeon did not offer any information pertaining to the decision stage. He only spoke of how he approached surgeries in general. If such a thing, conspirators would be better off offering cardiologists the vocabulary and concepts to promote a bias to patients. My cardiologist didn't offer advice. Instead he presented the brief overview. I would have liked advice. There was nothing which took into consideration my specific situation. Exposure to this forum (post surgery) informed me of misinformation. My cardiologist was not at the top of his game and I have doubts he was giving enough attention to current research. When I told him I was choosing a bio valve he expressed regret that I would be cursing him when I was needing the bio replaced. He could have influenced me but only showed he cared when it involved him. What incentive is there for the cardiologist to promote either type of valve? Seems like the way to keep your conscience free is to look out for the patient.