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Aortic Valve Replacement

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Definition

Aortic Valve Replacement means that a patient's aortic valve is replaced by a different valve. The aortic valve can be affected by a range of diseases and require aortic valve replacement. The valve can either become leaky (regurgitant or insufficient) or stuck partially shut (stenotic). Aortic valve replacement currently requires open heart surgery. Research is being done now to develop valves that can be implanted using a catheter without open heart surgery.

Keywords

Public Health Aortic Valve Social Policy Valve Replacement Aortic Valve Replacement 
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