Heart Valve Replacement

The aortic valve replacement and the mitral valve replacement are the most commonly done procedures. Pulmonary valve replacement and tricuspid valve replacement are fairly uncommon in adults.

Aortic Valve Replacement

Aortic valve replacement is the most common surgical valve replacement procedure or narrowing can be done to the aortic valve.

Aortic regurgitation is another common valve problem which can lead to heart failure may require valve replacement.

Mitral Valve Replacement

Mitral stenosis is a condition that sometimes requires a valve replacement procedure. Mitral regurgitation may also require a valve replacement.

Surgical options:

  • Mechanical valve: a long-lasting valve made of durable materials
  • Tissue valve: may include human or animal donor tissue
  • Ross Procedure: Moving your healthy valve into the position of the damaged aortic valve
  • TAVI/TAVR procedure: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

The procedure chosen will depend on the valve that needs replacement, the severity of symptoms and the risk of surgery. Some procedures may require long-term medication to guard against blood clots.

Cost

Estimated costs in Turkey hospitals are between: 13000-28000$

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