Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery
Why It Is Done
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
If your chronic regurgitation is getting worse and you have symptoms, you will likely have surgery. You might have surgery before you get symptoms, especially if your regurgitation is getting worse. If you have acute regurgitation, surgery will likely be done right away.
For help with this decision, see Reference Aortic Valve Regurgitation: Deciding About Surgery.
Aortic Valve Stenosis
If you have symptoms of aortic valve stenosis, your doctor will likely suggest surgery to replace the valve. Most people who do not have symptoms do not need the valve replaced.
For help with this decision, see:
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: February 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology