What is Aortic valve replacement? Aortic valve replacement is a cardiac procedure in which the patient's aortic valve is replaced by a different valve. Aortic valve replacement can be done either with open heart surgery, or by using a catheter (PAVR - percutaneous aortic valve replacement). The replacement valves used in the procedure are either natural (biologic) or artificial (mechanical).
What are the tests required? The test required before the procedure are: · Blood Test · ECG · Chest X-ray
What is the cost of the procedure? The cost of the procedure is about 6600 - 8000 USD
What is the success rate? The success rate of AVR/MVR has been around 94%
How much time is required? 1-3 days at the intensive care unit. The total time in the hospital is usually between 5 and 12 days.
What type of anesthesia will be given? General anesthesia
How will patient recover? Recovery from aortic valve replacement usually takes a few weeks to several months, depending on your health before the surgery.