Heart Valve Replacement in India
What is Heart Valve Replacement ?
Valve replacement surgery is the replacement of one or more of the heart valves with either an artificial heart valve or a bioprosthesis (homograft from human tissue or xenograft e.g. from pig). It is an alternative to valve repair.
There are four procedures
Aortic valve replacement
Mitral valve replacement
Tricuspid valve replacement
Pulmonary valve replacement
Current aortic valve replacement approaches include closed heart surgery, Very invasive cardiac surgery (VICS) and Very invasive, Scapulae-based aortic valve replacement.