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