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How old is my mother when she needs valve replacement?

How old is my mother when she needs valve replacement?

I just received a very appropriate email from Barbara about her mother who is suffering from severe aortic heart valve stenosis. Barbara writes, “Dear Adam – My mother, who is a relatively active lady at 82 years old, was recently diagnosed as needing aortic valve replacement surgery.

When did my mother have her aortic valve replaced?

My 82 year old mother just had her aortic valve replaced on 5/21/09. We were all worried about her undergoing such a major surgery at that age and the complications that might arise. She wanted to have the surgery because she is still active and healthy in all other respects.

When to have an aortic valve replacement ( AVR )?

Methods and results: To determine the results of aortic valve replacement (AVR) in an elderly population, we retrospectively analyzed 171 consecutive patients aged 80 to 91 years (mean, 82.6 years; 86 men and 85 women) who underwent AVR at the Texas Heart Institute between 1975 and 1991.

How old do you have to be to have heart valve surgery?

Fact: Valve Replacement and Heart Bypass surgery (or a combination of the two) are the most common procedures in the “elderly.” Fact: More than 30% of the patients having heart valve surgery are over 70. Fact: More than 20% of heart valve surgical patients are over 75 years of age. Our definition of “elderly” has evolved over the last 25 years.

Fact: Valve Replacement and Heart Bypass surgery (or a combination of the two) are the most common procedures in the “elderly.” Fact: More than 30% of the patients having heart valve surgery are over 70. Fact: More than 20% of heart valve surgical patients are over 75 years of age. Our definition of “elderly” has evolved over the last 25 years.

When to consider aortic valve replacement in older patients?

Aortic valve replacement in patients 80 years and older. Operative risks and long-term results Circulation. 1993 Nov;88(5 Pt 2):II11-6. Authors M A Elayda 1 , R J Hall, R M Reul, D M Alonzo, N Gillette, G J Reul Jr, D A Cooley Affiliation

When does heart valve disease start in the elderly?

Heart Valve Disease in the Elderly. Dysfunction of these valves prevents proper blood flow through the heart and results in heart valve disease. The condition often starts earlier in life, sometimes as early as childhood, but more common types only pose a major problem in the later years of life.

Is it safe for my father to have mitral valve surgery?

My 82-year-old father needs to have his mitral valve fixed. It took him a long time to recover from having an aortic aneurysm repaired, so he is procrastinating on the valve operation. Can he put it off? If not, are there alternatives to open-heart surgery?