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Description

Heart valve surgery is performed to replace or repair heart valves that are not functioning properly. This abnormal functioning may cause blood flow blockage which may prove fatal for the patient.

Symptoms

When experiencing major heart symptoms, such as - shortness of breath,chest pain (angina),temporary loss of consciousness (syncope) orheart failure.When infection called endocarditis has damaged the heart valves. shortness of breath, chest pain (angina), temporary loss of consciousness (syncope) or heart failure. When infection called endocarditis has damaged the heart valves. endocarditis If the patient has already undergone this surgery in the past and the valves are still not functioning properly (which may be leading to other health problems, such as infection, blood clot, bleeding, etc.)

Pre Procedure

Complete medical history of the patient along with the necessary diagnostic and blood tests is submitted to the doctor.If the patient is pregnant, then the doctor should be immediately informed.In case the patient is allergic to any medicine, anesthetic agents (general and local), etc. the doctor should be notified.If the patient is put on any medication that may affect blood clotting, then the doctor may ask him alter medication.If the patient is a smoker, then he should immediately quit smoking prior the surgery. Complete medical history of the patient along with the necessary diagnostic and blood tests is submitted to the doctor. If the patient is pregnant, then the doctor should be immediately informed. In case the patient is allergic to any medicine, anesthetic agents (general and local), etc. the doctor should be notified. If the patient is put on any medication that may affect blood clotting, then the doctor may ask him alter medication. If the patient is a smoker, then he should immediately quit smoking prior the surgery.

During Procedure

Heart Valve Surgery is performed by an experienced cardiac surgeon. The patient is given general anesthesia. An intravenous (IV) line is inserted in the patientís arm along with additional catheters in the wrist and neck to assess the blood pressure and heart conditionAn incision is made and breastbone (sternum) is divided into two halves to expose the heart.The tubes are inserted into the patientís heart so that the blood can be circulated in the body by a machine called Cardiopulmonary Bypass.After diverting blood into the machine, the heart will be injected with a cold solution and valve is replaced.If the valve can be repaired then the surgeon will trim, re-shape or re-build the value. The surgeon may also perform Ring Annuloplasty wherein surgeon repairs ring-like part of the valve.After the surgery, the heart will be made to restart with the help of electrical shock paddles. An intravenous (IV) line is inserted in the patientís arm along with additional catheters in the wrist and neck to assess the blood pressure and heart condition An incision is made and breastbone (sternum) is divided into two halves to expose the heart. The tubes are inserted into the patientís heart so that the blood can be circulated in the body by a machine called Cardiopulmonary Bypass. After diverting blood into the machine, the heart will be injected with a cold solution and valve is replaced. If the valve can be repaired then the surgeon will trim, re-shape or re-build the value. The surgeon may also perform Ring Annuloplasty wherein surgeon repairs ring-like part of the valve. After the surgery, the heart will be made to restart with the help of electrical shock paddles.

Post Procedure

The patient will be required to stay in the hospital for 5-7 days. Recovery may take a few weeks or longer depending upon the patientís health.

Risk And Complications

Success rate of this surgery is relatively high. However, risks include Risk of infection,Excessive bleeding andBlood clot around the valves may rarely occurFever and chest pain Abnormal heartbeatsStroke Risk of infection, Excessive bleeding and Blood clot around the valves may rarely occur Fever and chest pain Abnormal heartbeats Stroke
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