Advantages and disadvantages of mechanical valves, Biology

Advantages

  • Durability of these vales are long lasting. 

Disadvantages

  1. Need for anticoagulant therapy is life long. 
  2. Risk of thrombo-embolism is high. 
  3. Other associated problems included are para-valvular leak and endocarditis. 
  4. Valve replacement may be single valve replacement or double valve replacement (MVR, DVR, MVR+ AVR) 
  5. Coronary artery bypass graft-coronary artery block. 
  6. Resection of thoracic aortic aneurysm-thoracic aortic aneurysm. 
  7. Excision of fibrous tissue or myxoma. Removal left atrial tumor.
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