What is a Heart Valve Replacement Operation?

Dr. Guy Fradet, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, discusses heart valve replacement surgery.

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Dr. Guy Fradet, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, discusses heart valve replacement surgery.
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Featuring Dr. Guy Fradet, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Video Title:What is a Heart Valve Replacement Operation?
Duration: 3 minutes

Presenter: Dr. Guy Fradet, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Kelowna, BC

Local Practitioners: Cardiothoracic Surgeon

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The most common valve that needs replacing is the aortic valve.

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Replacing a valve does not require the patient to be put onto a bypass machine.

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When replacing a damaged heart valve there are different types of valves available, some are biological and some mechanical.

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Tissue or 'biological' valves wear out over time and are therefor not always a good option for younger patients. 

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