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Updated: Jun 2, 2022


Heart valve diseases occur in two ways:

1- Calcification due to rheumatic diseases in childhood, narrowing of the heart valves due to calcification increasing with age

2- The formation of leaks in the valves due to the deterioration of the vessels of the heart



The treatment method for each is different. In cases of stenosis and calcification, heart valve replacement is often performed, while in cases of failure, repair of the heart valve is very important for both the patient and the future of the patient.

In the case of a heart valve change, we have 2 choices.

1- Replacing the heart valve with metallic valves

2- It is the replacement of the heart valve with tissue valves.



Heart valves are of two types.

Mechanical covers: With the development of technology, they have made serious contributions to human life and extended human life span. In addition, biological valves have become susceptible to long-term calcification due to very good developments in production techniques.

Tissue covers:(Bioprosthesis)

The important thing here is to decide which valve to choose for each patient and what kind of life expectancy they have. Tissue valves called bioprosthesis should be the first choice in patients older than 70 years of age, and mechanical valves should be preferred in patients younger than 60 years of age.



The most important factor in heart valve treatment is the age of the patient.

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