During aortic valve repair surgery, also known as heart valve repair surgery, an aortic valve that is not working properly is repaired so that it can open or close the way that it is supposed to do so.
Also Known As:
- Heart valve repair surgery
- Heart valve surgery
- Heart surgery
Conditions Treated with Aortic Valve Repair Surgery:
Aortic valve repair surgery can be used to treat conditions like valve stenosis, bicuspid aortic valve, and congenital valve disorder. It can also be used to treat valves that are damaged due to conditions like rheumatic fever or a bacterial infection.
There are no non-surgical or surgical alternatives to aortic valve repair surgery.
Anesthesia with Aortic Valve Repair Surgery:
Aortic valve repair surgery is performed with general anesthesia, which means that the patient is completely asleep and unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Aortic Valve Repair Surgery:
Some complications can arise from aortic valve repair surgery, including infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. Some patients may also experience scarring following the procedure. There is a 3 to 5 percent mortality rate involved with this procedure.
Recovery from Aortic Valve Repair Surgery:
The total recovery time for aortic valve repair surgery is six to eight weeks.