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Heart Valve Replacement Surgery Bangkok – Surgery Points on Heart Pain!

What is valve replacement?

Hares valve damage means that the heart valve will need the replacement. The heart valve replacement is most often used to treat aortic valves and severely damaged mitral valves. It can be used to treat any valve disease that is life in critical. Most of the cases, more than one valve may be hares in the heart, so many patients may require more than one repair or replacement.

What type of method may use in the heart valve replacement?

There are two type of method may be used, and these are:

  • Mechanical Valves
  • Biological Valves

These two methods are most commonly used to replace the heart valve without any paining in the hospital at Bangkok.

Why Procedure is Performed?

You might require surgery in case, your valve doesn’t work rightly.

Valve that doesn’t close all way can allow blood to leak it backwards and this is named as regurgitation.

Valve that doesn’t open fully can restrict blood flow and this is named stenosis.

You might need the heart valve surgery for these particular reasons:

* Changes in heart valve that are causing some major heart symptoms, like chest pain, fainting spells, shortness of breath, or heart failure.

* Tests show changes in the heart valve are starting to affect the heart function.

* Doctor would like to replace and repair heart valve at a same time when you are having the open heart surgery for other reason.

* Heart valve is damaged by the infection of heart valve.

* You have also received new heart valve in past, as well as it is not at all working well, and you have some other problems like infection, blood clots, and bleeding.

Some of heart valve problems that are treated with the surgery are:

* Aortic stenosis

* Aortic insufficiency

* Mitral regurgitation – chronic

* Mitral regurgitation – acute

* Mitral valve prolapse

* Mitral stenosis

* Tricuspid regurgitation

* Pulmonary valve stenosis


Risks for any of the anesthesia include:

* Reactions to medications

* Problems for breathing

Risks for any of the surgery include:

* Bleeding

* Blood clots in legs, which might travel to lungs

* Infection, which includes in lungs, bladder, kidneys, chest, and heart valves

Risks for the cardiac surgery include:

* Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)

* Heart attack

* Kidney failure

* Death

* Post pericardiotomy syndrome – and low-grade fever & chest pain that will last for 6 months

* Temporary confusion after the surgery because of heart and lung machine

* Stroke

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