HEART VALVE REPLACEMENT
What It's For ?
There are four valves in your heart. They open to let blood pass through and close to keep blood from flowing in the wrong direction.
There are two main problems that can affect heart valves: Narrowing or leaking. In many cases, these problems can be repaired through surgery. But if a valve cannot be repaired it may need to be replaced.
Valve replacement surgery can eliminate the symptoms and health risks associated with valve disease.
How it’s Done ?
Technology & Expertise at Caremax Hospital
Caremax Hospital provides the most advanced valve replacement surgeries in our region. We also provide the widest range of valve replacement options for our patients. Our Valve Center regularly handles the most complex cases in the region with excellent outcomes.
The Ross Procedure is highly effective for children and adults under the age of 35. The patient’s own pulmonary valve is used to replace the aortic valve. The pulmonary valve is then replaced with the same valve from a human donor. This valve replacement lasts longer than prosthetic valves and does not require blood thinners.
Homograft replacement is valve replacement with donated human aortic valves. The use of human valves decreases the risk of infection.
Mitral valve replacement surgery is performed at Caremax Hospital with mechanical heart valves, tissue valves and donated human heart valves.