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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HEART VALVE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT!

Updated: Jun 2, 2022


Lid Surgery

Surgery related to heart valves can be divided into valve repair or valve replacement. The chance of repairing the valve is higher in patients whose heart valve disease has not progressed and who applied to the doctor at an early stage. Otherwise, replacing the cover with a new cover is the most convenient option. Your doctor will explain and guide you in detail in this regard.

Robotic mitral valve repair

The first option in the surgical treatment of valve diseases should be repair. In addition to the experience of the team, the hospital infrastructure is also important for valve repair.

There are two types of caps that are used in case the caps need to be changed: the biological valve and the mechanical valve. The biggest advantage of biological valves is that they do not require the use of blood thinners. On the other hand, their average lifespan is limited to 7-10 years. Mechanical covers, on the other hand, have a very long life. However, since they are made of metal, it is obligatory for the patient to use blood thinners throughout his life in order to prevent the formation of clots on them.

Many factors should be considered before choosing the most suitable valve for you: Your age, the type of valve disease, whether you can use blood thinners throughout your life, and your wishes such as not having children can be listed.

Question:

What are the differences between mitral valve repair and replacement?

Reply:

In mitral valve repair, if there is a stenosis that prevents blood flow in the heart valve, this stenosis can be expanded using state-of-the-art surgical techniques. In case of mitral insufficiency, heart valve repair can be applied, and a more comfortable life can be achieved with the valve repaired using the patient's own tissues. If there is a serious wear on the cover, it is replaced with a biological or mechanical cover.

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