Abstract: there are three main types of valvular heart disease, one is cardiac valve replacement, the other is heart valve repair and balloo
Abstract: there are three main types of valvular heart disease, one is cardiac valve replacement, the other is heart valve repair and balloon dilatation.
Heart valve surgery can be divided into three categories.
The first is to replace the defective part with an artificial heart valve. The artificial heart valve caused by two types of materials are heart valve and metal heart valve. About five to six of heart valve available years, some pig flap can operate in ten years. The metal heart valve life is longer, but the transplant metal heart valve patients need to take blood thinners, the blood does not clot in metal heart valves.
The second procedure is the heart valve repair surgery. The doctor will depend on the patient's condition "surgery", correction of heart valve is too narrow or insufficiency problem.
The third is the use of catheter surgery. This type of surgery in patients with only one vascular (such as thigh) a small opening, the catheter from which has been extended to the heart, through the catheter with balloon instruments similar to the narrow heart valve to expand.
Congenital heart valve disease is difficult to prevent, and prevention of acquired heart valve disease can note the following:
1, pay attention to environmental health, to avoid suffering from rheumatic heart disease;
2) if you know a heart valve has small problem itself, should inform the doctor in the teeth or other operation, reduce the chance of bacteria take advantage of a weak point.