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Replacement Aortic Heart Valve

Replacement Aortic Heart Valve

I had a pigs aortic valve replacement 12 years ago just wondered how long they last I'm now 72

over 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

My brother-in-law had a pig valve replacement about 40 years ago and he was told they only last about 12 years. He wouldn't go back in to get another one and died. He was about 45 or 50 when he died. You need to get in touch with a cardiologist right away, I would say.

over 1 year ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Agree check with your cardio

over 1 year ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Years ago my brother-in-law had the valve replacement with the pig valve. They told him he needed to have it replaced after 12 years. He didn't want any more surgery and died within a year or two. He was only in his forties or fifties when he died.

over 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

my mitrol porcine (pig) valve was done may of 2018, i was told it could last to 15 years or even more. hope for all that this is the case. i am 79. you younger folks can have it done again and very successfully if it becomes necessary.

over 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I had a mitral valve ring 2010 said 5-7 years . Had some issues but Iā€™m still here .

10 months ago

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