Coronary Valve Replacement Surgery

Heart valve repair involves surgery that corrects a defective heart valve. Heart valve replacement is an open-heart surgery in which a defective valve cannot be repaired so it is replaced with either a biological or mechanical valve. The conditions most often treated by heart valve repair or replacement include narrowing (stenosis) or leaking (regurgitation) of one of the heart’s four
Coronary valve replacement surgery is an ‘open’ heart surgery procedure to replace heart valves that have become susceptible to heart valve disease, or are abnormal in some way. Valves are replaced with either biological (animal or human tissue) or man-made valves.
Individuals who have heart valve disease or endocarditis can hugely benefit from coronary valve replacement as the surgery can improve symptoms or completely eradicate damage resulting in greater quality of life. Birth defects that have not been immediately addressed may get worse and aging can weaken the valves. Both of these may also be reasons for undergoing coronary valve replacement surgery.
There are four valves surrounding the heart, and the length of operation will depend on how many need to be replaced.