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Aortic valve replacement is the insertion of a mechanical or tissue valve in place of the diseased native aortic valve.

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When is aortic valve replacement necessary?

Aortic valve replacement is necessary when the aortic valve has become diseased. The aortic valve can suffer from insufficiency (inability to perform adequately) or stenosis.


What is aortic valve insuficiency?

In aortic valve insufficiency, the aortic valve becomes leaky, causing blood to flow backwards into the left ventricle.


Is the aortic valve a seminlunar valve?

Yes. The aortic valve is a semilunar valve between the left ventricle and the aorta.


Why replace the aortic valve with pig valve?

because the aortic valve is not functioning properly, i.e. prolapse


Where is the aortic valve?

The aortic semilunar valve is located between the left ventricle and the aorta.


What are the health conditions for aortic valve replacement?

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.


Where can I find information on aortic valve replacements?

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/


What happens when the aortic valve is 5.7cm?

Aortic stenosis


What is aortic valve stenosis?

When aortic valve stenosis occurs, the aortic valve, located between the aorta and left ventricle of the heart, is narrower than normal size.


What is the purpose of heart valve repair?

To correct damage to the mitral, aortic, pulmonary, or tricuspid heart valves caused by a systemic infection, endocarditis, rheumatic heart disease, a congenital heart defect, or mitral and/or aortic valve disease.


What valve is at the entrance to the aorta?

aortic valve


Aortic valve function?

The Aortic Valve controls the flow of blood from the left ventricle to the aorta.

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