Heart & Cardiology/heart prosthetic valves

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Hello doctor,my father is 56 yrs old and need an aortic valve transpalnt for AI.I wanted to ask dat at dis age which valve will be gud for him,tissue one or metallic one.i also wanted to know wat is d average life of a gud quality biological valve.At sm places i hv read 10 yrs while at sm 15 and sm even say 20yrs.I am really confused,please help.thank u.

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Hi Amrita,
Heart prosthetic valve choices in open heart surgery require a lengthy discussion with your surgeon. Read more here:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/heart-prosthetic-valve-choices
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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