A human heart has majorly four valves. The mitral valve, tricuspid valve, and the two atrioventricular valves in the upper chamber and lower chambers of the heart. Heart valve replacement is a procedure of medical treatment in which the heart valve disease is treated by repairing or replacing the heart valves. This depends on several health factors of the individual if the heart valve replacement is a right choice or not. Factors on which heart valve replacement depends on are the medical condition of the heart valve and the age of the individual. The treatment proceeds through a surgical method known as minimally invasive and open heart surgery.
Heart valve replacement cost in India varies between the range of 3 to 8 lakhs. , Extra expenses in heart valve treatment are higher due to the tests required to get assured whether the heart valve replacement is actually required or not.
An experienced cardiac surgeon should be consulted If any symptoms like fatigues, shortness of breathing, irregular heartbeats, and chest pain are felt for a prolonged period. These symptoms when not diagnosed timely may result in heart valve disorders. The heart valve disorders cause abnormal cardiac rhythms and are controlled by diagnosis only.
There are some precautions which should be taken care after Heart valve replacement. To know more take a look below.
Heart Valve Replacement is a surgical procedure to replace damaged heart valves with artifical valve.
There are 4 valves in the heart - Aortic, Mitral, Pulmonary and Tricuspid, that ensures that blood is flowing in the current direction in the body. In most cases, Aortic valve is replaced because it cannot be repaired.
When the patient is experiencing major heart symptoms, such as -
All these symptoms indicate that valve is not opening properly and hence obstructing flow of blood or the valve is not closing properly and hence causing leakage.
If the patient has already undergone valve repair surgery in the past and the valves are still not functioning properly, then valve replacement surgery is recommended.
Heart Valve Replacement is performed by an experienced cardiac surgeon. The patient is given general anesthesia.
The patient will be required to stay in the hospital for 5-7 days. Recovery may take a few weeks or longer depending upon the patient’s health.
Success rate of this surgery is relatively high. However, risks include
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