If she is concerned about this she should speak to a physician. Aortic valve replacement may be necessary if her aortic valve has narrowed or is leaking.
There is no medical treatment that reverses the progress of aortic valve stenosis. Aortic valve replacement is the only solution to this problem. However, surgery is not always necessary. Aortic valve stenosis can be monitored with echocardiography if surgery is not initially indicated. In addition, for patients who are not candidates for surgical valve replacement, there are percutaneous and catheter-based valve replacement procedures available.
Aortic valve replacement is the insertion of a mechanical or tissue valve in place of the diseased native aortic valve.
You may find information on aortic valve replacements at www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jLfPlQBYuw, www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=aortic-valve-replacement, www.nhs.uk/conditions/Aortic valve replacement/
"There are several dangers associated with aortic valve replacement. These dangers include bleeding, heart attack, stroke, infection, aortic valve failure, and death."
Aortic Valve Replacement is the most common type of valve replacement there is. There are different reasons that a person might need this type of surgery, and depending on the reason that your relative needs it would determine things like recovery time. You can find more information on this link: http://heart.emedtv.com/aortic-valve-replacement/aortic-valve-replacement.html
Balloon valvotomy may provide short term relief of aortic stenosis, but is considered palliative until valve replacement can be accomplished.
risk for bleeding!
If you do not have a second aortic valve replacement, there is no telling how long you might live. You may have months or even years to live without it.
The best way to find out the aortic valve replacement procedure by speaking with a doctor. A person can also visit a library and look the information up in the medical book.