Heart valve replacement (prosthesis):

Heart valve replacement (prosthesis):

To treat heart related diseases, surgeons tend to perform heart valve repair or replacement surgeries. Heart valve disease includes at any rate one of the four heart valves not working appropriately. Heart valves keep blood streaming the right way through your heart. The four valves are the mitral valve, tricuspid valve, pneumonic valve and aortic valve. Every valve has folds — called handouts for the mitral and tricuspid valves and cusps for the aortic and pneumonic valves. During each heartbeat they open and close repeatedly. Valves that don't open or close appropriately upset blood course through your heart to your body.

In heart valve surgery, your specialist repairs or replaces the influenced heart valves. Numerous careful methodologies can be utilized to repair or replace heart valves, including open-heart surgery or insignificantly obtrusive heart surgery. Your treatment relies upon a few elements, including your age, your wellbeing, the state of the influenced heart valve and the seriousness of your condition.

What Are The Risks Of Heart Valve Surgery?

Conceivable Heart Valve Surgery Hazards Include:

  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Heart attack
  • Infection
  • Valve brokenness influencing replaced valves
  • Unpredictable heart cadence (arrhythmia)
  • Stroke
  • Death

Heart Valve Replacement

In the event that your heart valve can't be repaired, and a catheter-based strategy isn't achievable, the valve may should be replaced. To replace a heart valve, a professional medical care provider eliminates the heart valve and replaces it with a mechanical valve, or a valve produced using cow, pig or human heart tissue (natural tissue valve).

Organic valves frequently in the end should be replaced, as they degenerate after some time. On the off chance that you have a mechanical valve, you'll need to take blood-diminishing prescriptions for the remainder of your life to forestall blood clusters. Specialists will talk about with you the dangers and advantages of each kind of valve.

Description Percentage

For indefinite period following date of hospital admission for valve replacement

100

Thereafter:

Description Percentage

Chronic congestive heart failure, or; workload of 3 METs or less results in dyspnea, fatigue, angina, dizziness, or syncope, or; left ventricular dysfunction with an ejection fraction of less than 30 percent

100
Description Percentage

More than one episode of acute congestive heart failure in the past year, or; workload of greater than 3 METs but not greater than 5 METs results in dyspnea, fatigue, angina, dizziness, or syncope, or; left ventricular dysfunction with an ejection fraction of 30 to 50 percent

60
Description Percentage

Workload of greater than 5 METs but not greater than 7 METs results in dyspnea, fatigue, angina, dizziness, or syncope, or; evidence of cardiac hypertrophy or dilatation on electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, or X-ray

30
Description Percentage

Workload of greater than 7 METs but not greater than 10 METs results in dyspnea, fatigue, angina, dizziness, or syncope, or; continuous medication required

10

Note: A rating of 100 percent shall be assigned as of the date of hospital admission for valve replacement. Six months following discharge, the appropriate disability rating shall be determined by mandatory VA examination. Any change in evaluation based upon that or any subsequent examination shall be subject to the provisions of §3.105(e) of this chapter.

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