An aortic valve replacement involves removing a faulty or damaged valve and replacing it with a new mechanical or biological valve. A faulty aortic valve can interfere with blood flow and force the heart to work harder to send blood to the rest of your body, thereby resulting in various heart ailments.
There are two main types of valves – Mechanical valve and Biological valve. While Mechanical valves are made up of carbon, metal, or plastic, biological valves are made of animal tissues. Biological valve lasts around 10-20 years while Mechanical valve lasts longer. But Mechanical valve also poses an issue of blood clotting for which blood thinners are used.
An Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery in India can cost around USD 5,320 – USD 6650. The patient is required to stay at least 5-7 days in the hospital before being discharged with precautions. Due to the technological advancements in the medical field, the success rate of Aortic Valve Replacement has reached around 94% to 97%.