HEART VALVE SURGERY
A Heart Valve Surgery is done to correct or replace the affected valves in the heart. The blood that flows through different chambers of the heart must flow through the heart valve. The valves open up, allowing the blood to flow through and they close so the blood does not flow in the reverse direction. However, when the blood that flows out of the heart into the arteries also flows through the heart valve, it may cause a medical condition, which needs to be noticed.
The different valves situated in the heart, includes;
Among all the valves, aortic valve is the one, which needs to be replaced in case of any critical situation, as it cannot be repaired, Whilst, Mitral valve can be treated with medical surgery. The Pulmonic valve or tricuspid valve can either be treated or replaced according to the patient’s condition.
Why is Heart Valve Surgery required?
There are certain conditions which emphasizes on the need for a person to undergo heart valve surgery. To point a few:
Some of the other reasons for why the patient may require a heart valve surgery are:
Symptoms a Person Might Experience:
If the heart valves are affected and needs medical attention, then the patient may experience symptoms like:
Heart Value Replacement Surgery:
The need for heart valve replacement surgery is emphasized, on various medical conditions, particularly, when it cannot be treated via medications. Valves used for replacement includes:
Heart Value Repair Surgery:
The physician may opt for heart valve repair surgery when the patient’s condition is getting severe. Some of the effective medical procedures and surgical methods the surgeon chooses include:
Risks associated with the Heart Value Surgery:
The known phenomenon of every surgery or medical procedure followed is some risks or side effects involved in it. Perhaps, this completely depends on the current health condition of the patient before the surgery. Some of the possible risks involved in heart valve replacement surgery are:
However, the condition is still manageable, while expecting quick recovery of the patient with proper medical after surgery attention.