Best Heart Valve Replacement Clinics

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The average price of heart valve replacement is $22800, the minimum price is $5300, and the maximum price is $70000.
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Heart Valve Replacement from $10000 from $21519
Replacement of the aortic valve from $12000 from $31083
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Heart Valve Replacement $5300 - $7800
Replacement of the aortic valve $5300 - $7800
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3.8
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6 reviews
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Dec 16, 2020

I want to thank Dr.Murtada, because he’s the one who arrange it with the hospital. he was with us the whole way asking if we need anything, if everything is OK and I keep asking him a question too but he doesn’t get tired he googled and answer or he calls them straight to figure out the situation. At first me doing it by myself make me tired of emailing all of the hospital in India but after I contact Bookimed he finish everything that it takes me three weeks to due in 2days.The hospital was good to us, they arrange driver named Manpreet Singh that can speak English and take us everywhere we ask am and help us travel popular places, he is the best. I want to thank Karan Kumar for being with us until the end he is the one who take care of everything in the hospital for us and outside of the hospital too. The nurse are nice and the food is very good and my mom surgery went very good by Dr. Anoop k Ganjoo, he is really good doctor. I will recommend you changing your dollar to rupees before going to India.

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Replacement of the aortic valve $31083 - $40647
Heart Valve Replacement $31083 - $40647
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4.8
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4 reviews
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Nov 11, 2020

My 78-year-old mom underwent knee replacement surgery in June 2020. In general, the operation was successful. The ward is excellent, shower, toilet, refrigerator, super bed, TV, Russian channel. Clean and comfortable. The food is also great to choose from. Enough for both the patient and the visitors. Fruits, juices, water, tea, coffee in unlimited quantities. The staff are mostly polite and professional. But we were demanding patients, my mother was a doctor in the past and did not take any medicine or procedure until they explained what it was and why. This of course made the staff unnerving. People everywhere are people, some pretended not to understand. German doctors are professionals, but don't expect warmth and sincerity. We were very lucky, we met two Russian-speaking doctors, Sergei Leontiev and Tatiana Gindensperger. I am endlessly grateful to them! Despite their busyness, they found time for conversation and support, which is very important for an elderly person, the word also heals! Since the clinic is large, there is a service that picks up their wards and takes them to the office for examination, they leave them there, and at the end they are taken away again. This can take about an hour, you have to be prepared. Many things on demand or on demand, you also need to know. In general, the operation was successful, but there were problems due to age and concomitant diseases. We stayed in the clinic for longer and had additional examinations, which, accordingly, led to an increase in the bill. The bill is one third higher than the preliminary estimate. This is certainly an unpleasant moment. Маме 78 лет провели операцию по замене коленного сустава в июне 2020. В целом операция прошла успешно. Палата отличная, душ, туалет, холодильник, супер кровать, телевизор, русский канал. Чисто, уютно. Еда тоже отличная на выбор. Достаточно и для больного и для посетителей. Фрукты, соки, вода, чай, кофе в неограниченных количествах. Персонал в основном вежливый и профессиональный. Но мы были требовательные пациенты, мама в прошлом врач и ни одно лекарство или процедуру не принимала, пока не объяснят, что это и зачем. Это конечно нервировало персонал. Люди везде люди, некоторые делали вид, что не понимают. Немецкие врачи профессионалы, но теплоты и душевности не ждите. Нам очень повезло, мы встретили двух русскоговорящих врачей, Сергей Леонтьев и Татьяна Гинденспергер. Я им благодарна бесконечно! Несмотря на свою занятость, находили время для разговора и поддержки, что очень важно для пожилого человека, слово тоже лечит! Так как клиника большая, есть сервис, которые забирает их палаты и отвозит к кабинету для обследования, там оставляют и по окончании забирают опять. Это может длиться около часа, надо быть готовым. Многие вещи по требованию или по запросу, тоже надо знать. В целом операция прошла успешно, но были проблемы в силу возраста и сопутствующих заболеваний. Пробыли в клинике дольше и были дополнительные обследования, что соответственно привело к увеличению счета. Счет на треть выше предварительной сметы. Это конечно неприятный момент.

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4.7
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214 reviews
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Feb 5, 2020

Skype consultation went well. We got the answers. Thank you, no problem Скайп консультация прошла хорошо. Мы получили ответы. Спасибо, все без проблем

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Jun 30, 2018

The equipment is good, modern. Doctors and attendants are attentive and highly qualified. I passed a survey course and a number of specialist consultations. At the time when I was there, I was advised not to rush into the operation, as the state of health is at the stage of improvement. If they were interested in pumping money from me, then they would recommend urgently to do it, which indicates their objectivity. The only problem with finding there was an unusual food for me. But this is someone who, like someone who loves spicy, peppery and a lot of seasonings. Оборудование хорошое, современное. Врачи и обслуживающий персонал внимательны и высококвалифицированые. Прошёл курс обследования и ряд консультаций специалистов. На тот момент когда я там находился мне посоветовали не спешить с операцией, так как состояние здоровья на стадии улучшения. Если бы они были бы заинтересованы в выкачивании денег у меня, то рекомендовали бы срочно ее делать, что говорит об их объективности. Единственной проблемой нахождения там было непривычное для меня питание. Но это уже кому как, кто то любит острое, перченое и множество приправ.

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4.5
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185 reviews
E
Sep 20, 2019

Team was good , our stay was usefull ..but the cost was soo high .. its need some look .. the lab tets no bleavable ..

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4.4
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30 reviews
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Mar 5, 2020

This is not the first time in this clinic, this time we were at the other at check-ups, I liked everything, especially the cardiologist. In the summer I’m going to come to him again Уже не первый раз в этой клинике, в этот раз были в другом на чек-апах, все понравилось, особенно кардиолог. Летом собираюсь еще раз к нему приехать

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Replacement of the aortic valve $33800 - $40000
Heart Valve Replacement $33800 - $40000
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4.5
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45 reviews
R
Dec 6, 2019

The service of the hospital is really excellent and the house keeping and the quality is amazing. The doctors are professionals and they are really treat patients very humble.

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Heart Valve Replacement $35000
Replacement of the aortic valve $45000
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4.4
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94 reviews
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Mar 12, 2020
The patient was treated of epilepsy

Good afternoon, yesterday returned from the Ichilov Clinic. I would like to thank Bookimed, namely Cyril (our honey coordinator), for the quick feedback, answers to all questions, for the quick organization of the trip, in just 5 days all the documents were prepared, the department “Care” - Olga and Alexandra, honey coordinator in Tel Avive - Denis, transfer - Leo !!!! Unfortunately, Professor Uri Kramer could not accept us, but we were quickly provided with a replacement - Violetta Chernykh, who had a consultation and prescribed adequate treatment. We were satisfied! Добрый день, вчера вернулись из Клиники Ихилов. Хочется поблагодарить Bookimed, а именно Кирилла(нашего мед координатора), за быструю обратную связь, ответы на все вопросы , за быструю организацию поездки, всего за 5 дней были подготовлены все документы, отдел «Забота»- Ольгу и Александра, мед координатора в Тель-Авиве - Дениса, трансфер - Льва!!!! К сожалению, профессор Ури Крамер не смог нас принять, но нам быстро предоставили замену - Виолетту Чёрных, которая провела консультацию и назначила адекватное лечение. Мы остались довольны!

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4.5
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172 reviews
A
Feb 23, 2021

So far we only had an initial consultation. Even though we haven’t received the answers we hoped for, we can only say good things about the team participating in the consultation. The team was very professional and understanding. They listened to our questions and patiently answered them all.

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4.8
Excellent
14 reviews
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Feb 3, 2020
The patient was treated of autism

We were at the neurologist Veronica Gonzalez, we did not need radiological studies. Did a blood test, a genetic study. We are waiting for the results in two months. I liked the clinic very much, the doctors are attentive, the staff is friendly and warm. For children a very pleasant atmosphere, toys in the room, and various entertainments, the child did not feel that he was in the hospital and this is the most important thing. This is the third time we have used Bookimed services. I am very pleased and advise everyone .. Мы были у невролога Вероника Гонсалес, радиологические исследования нам не понадобились. Сделали анализ крови, генетическое исследование. Ждем результатов через уже два месяца. Клиника очень понравилась, врачи внимательные, персонал дружелюбный и теплый.для детей очень приятная атмосфера, игрушки в зале, и разные развлечения, ребенок не чувствовал что он в госпитале и это самое важное. Мы уже в третий раз пользуемся услугами Букимед. Я очень довольна и всем советую..

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Ottavio Alfieri
Milan , Italy
San Raffaele Hospital
4.5
29 reviews
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Milan , Italy
San Raffaele Hospital
4.5
29 reviews
The doctor specializes in the following areas:
Cardiothoracic surgeon
Doctor Ottavio Alfieri is an award-winning heart surgeon with over 15 years of practical experience in cardiac surgery. Has developed a method of mitral valve repair which is the most applicable method of percutaneous correction of mitral regurgitation. Has performed more than 15,000 cardiac procedu ...
Aleksander Babliak
Kyiv , Ukraine
Dobrobut Clinic
4.3
3 reviews
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Kyiv , Ukraine
Dobrobut Clinic
4.3
3 reviews
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Dieter Hammel
Bremen , Germany
Links der Weser Clinic
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Bremen , Germany
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My experience with bookimad was great; the thing that I appreciate is the high sense of humanity of the staff, especially Dr Farruk Ahmed. He answer all my questions in time, he read my poor English and make me feel comfortable, such thing is so important for someone that suffer. I know they do their best to help. Thank you Dr.
Danga Dec 16, 2020
The patient underwent heart valve replacement in Apollo Hospital Indraprastha

I want to thank Dr.Murtada, because he’s the one who arrange it with the hospital. he was with us the whole way asking if we need anything, if everything is OK and I keep asking him a question too but he doesn’t get tired he googled and answer or he calls them straight to figure out the situation. At first me doing it by myself make me tired of emailing all of the hospital in India but after I contact Bookimed he finish everything that it takes me three weeks to due in 2days.The hospital was good to us, they arrange driver named Manpreet Singh that can speak English and take us everywhere we ask am and help us travel popular places, he is the best. I want to thank Karan Kumar for being with us until the end he is the one who take care of everything in the hospital for us and outside of the hospital too. The nurse are nice and the food is very good and my mom surgery went very good by Dr. Anoop k Ganjoo, he is really good doctor. I will recommend you changing your dollar to rupees before going to India.

Ekhlas Sep 20, 2019
The patient underwent heart valve replacement in Anadolu Medical Center

Team was good , our stay was usefull ..but the cost was soo high .. its need some look .. the lab tets no bleavable ..

Anonymous Feb 5, 2020
The patient underwent heart valve replacement in Centro Médico Teknon

Skype consultation went well. We got the answers. Thank you, no problem Скайп консультация прошла хорошо. Мы получили ответы. Спасибо, все без проблем

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Versha Malhotra Feb 26, 2020
Apollo Hospital Indraprastha

Doctor is very experience in his field and is talented and a good human being. I will recommend all patients to him

Arun Prasad Mar 20, 2020
Apollo Hospital Indraprastha

Experienced and skilled surgeons. One of the few places in the world offering Robotic bariatric surgery.

Bernd Klein Mar 20, 2020
Helios Park Hospital Leipzig

Sehr freundliche Personal, hab mich gut aufgehoben gefühlt

Stefan Schmidl Jan 12, 2020
Helios Park Hospital Leipzig

Sehr nettes freundliches Personal immer bemüht zu helfen

Seval Öğretmenoğlu Mar 11, 2020
Anadolu Medical Center

İlgi çok iyi randevuya uyuluyor. Saatinde alınıyor doktorlar güleryüzle ve deneyimli insan gibi muamele görüyorsunuz kaliteli tavsiye ediyorum ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Zakaria Gouri Apr 23, 2020
Anadolu Medical Center

the best hospital in Istanbul.

Olga Mustafinova Nov 22, 2017
Kardiolita Private Hospital

Were there three years ago. They asked for a complete examination, sat for forty minutes before each appointment, plainly did not say anything. Mom did a bypass surgery for a lot of money, they said, enough for a few years. Died of a heart attack in less than a year. I do not recommend it to anyone; you don’t get anything promised

ula Omelchenko May 28, 2014
Kardiolita Private Hospital

Everything is fine here. The food is always delicious, there is free Wi-Fi. And they treat very well, the staff is very friendly and kind.

Luke Fiander Feb 9, 2020
Bumrungrad International Hospital

I've only had good experiences here. It's pricey but you can make actual appointments, for which you are generally seen on time, and the checkout process is efficient. The staff are well-trained and the bureaucratic process is well-refined. Of course, the doctors are top notch. Value added: it's a very nice hospital in aesthetic terms.

Mohammed AlAbdusalam Nov 29, 2019
Bumrungrad International Hospital

I did my full medical checkup here on Friday(with prior appointment). It was really amazing 5 stars experience and here are the positive things about this hospital -Free transportation for the patients from Bangkok international airport to the Hospital or hotels nearby. -Professional and enough staff available to help you. -Amazing ambience, clean, decorated like a 5 stars hotel!! -It took around 4 hours to complete the whole checkup including meeting the Doctor for the results (written report will get after 2 days) -If you speak Arabic, this is best place for you as they have translators and some staff knows some Arabic words. -open mini-buffet included if you take the medical checkup. Here are the only 2 negatives -This hospital prices are high compared to other hospitals in bangkok. But it worth it as you will feel at home!! Clean, helpful and always smiling and welcoming staff!! Well organized place. -It takes more waiting time at the x-ray and ultrasound, however, it is mentioned that the whole checkup takes around 4 to 6 hours. It took 4 hours. Five stars to the best hospital I have ever been!!!

David Mane Jul 15, 2019
Sourasky Medical Center

As a tourist you don't know what to expect when you're out of Australia. I got some mystery illness and the way I got treated, at Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical centre was outstanding, the speed, the ease, the cheerfulness were great. I’d particularly like to mention Dr Rana Matal. If you end up there do yourself a favour and ask for her. She’s excellent.

Nataliy Parhomchuk Feb 6, 2019
Sourasky Medical Center

The best treatment, high professionalism, humanity, attitude towards patients is here and only here. Cardio department, you guys a deep bow for all your work, intensive care unit - thank you all very much, you are Gods, you are doing miracles, your professionalism is beyond praise.

Ayla Rayysova Dec 16, 2019
Medipol Mega University Hospital

Hello, I wanted to ask. We need kidney surgery. PLEASE TELL ME. WHO DID. IN THIS CLINIC. PLEASE TELL ME. WE REFUSED THE KIDNEYS. GET HEMODIALYSIS

Palvan Kuliev Dec 24, 2019
Medipol Mega University Hospital

Service at the highest level. The staff is very courteous, they always try to do everything possible to ensure that the client is satisfied. Special thanks to Ansar, the coordinator of this hospital.

FAQ about Heart Valve Replacement

Fahad Mawlood

Medical editor

13.11.2014 · Updated 14.04.2020

Heart surgery is performed when:

  • patient’s condition is getting worse: pain becomes unbearable, risk of heart attack increases;
  • if the state is already severe and regular medications don’t help;
  • patient shows signs of valve dysfunction.

Additional examinations, medications, or lifestyle changes may be prescribed to avoid undergoing the procedure. Valve repair is a preferable alternative to replacement since it allows to preserve the heart and the valve. The procedure is performed on the open heart with the use of heart-lungs bypass machine. The success rate of the operation is up to 92%.

Indications and contraindications for heart valve replacement

Physicians make a decision whether a patient needs valve replacement based on examination results. In case of the following conditions, a doctor may prescribe the valve replacement:

  • shortness of breath;
  • chest pain or discomfort;
  • arrhythmia;
  • loss of stamina;
  • lightheadedness;
  • dizziness;
  • swelling of feet or ankles.

Any patient with known heart issues must be cautious about above mentioned signs and perform check-ups whenever any of them manifest. Early diagnosis is crucial for this disease. Patients who are not aware of their condition, may suffer heart damage due to malfunctioning heart valves. This damage may lead to heart attacks, critical conditions and sudden death.

Contraindications for heart valve operation:

  • oncology;
  • conditions that predispose to bleeding (poor coagulation);
  • HIV;
  • severe infections (including STDs);
  • renal dysfunction.

Operation

Minimally invasive replacement operation

The operation is performed while a patient is under general anesthesia. Heart-lung machine is used to sustain blood flow during the procedure. Minimally invasive surgery is conducted by a team of cardiac surgeons. Physicians utilize long instruments and optical devices that are inserted through a small incisions in patient’s chest. The procedure puts patient's body under less stress and is considered less risky.

Minimally invasive surgery presumes shorter patient hospital stay and quicker recovery.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR/TAVI)

TAVR is a minimally invasive replacement of aortic valve. Sometimes referred to as “implantation”(TAVI). A catheter is utilized in this procedure. During the operation surgeons reach patient’s heart through a small incision in the chest or through the vein. Once in position, replacement valve is either self installed or expanded and set with a balloon. TAVR is used in patients who are at high risk of surgery-related complications. TAVR is also applied for biological valves replacement.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Replacement of the heart valve (operation on the open heart)

In cases when patient’s valve cannot be repaired, a replacement becomes viable. Damaged valve is removed and replaced with the mechanical or biological one. Biological valves are made of cow, pig, or human heart tissue. Biological valves degrade over time, so there will be a need for a replacement in 10-15 years.

Patients with mechanical valves need to take blood-thinning medicine for the rest of their lives to prevent formation of blood clots.

Surgeons will discuss all the details related to the valve type before the operation, including valve replacement surgery cost. Biological valves can be replaced utilizing catheters, without the need of open heart surgery.

Biological valve placement

Bilogical valve

Mechanical valve placement

Mechanical valve

Heart valve repair

Valve repair operation is always chosen over the replacement. This procedure may include:

  • stitching holes in a valve;
  • separating valve flaps that have grown together;
  • tightening annulus muscle ring around the valve;
  • replacement of supporting cords of the valve;
  • reconnecting valve flaps;
  • cutting out excess valve tissue.

Some procedures may be carried out with the use of catheter, guided through patient’s artery. For example, narrowed valve opening is treated with balloon valvuloplasty. During this operation, a balloon attached to the catheter is guided to the narrowed valve. The balloon is then inflated, expanding the valve and allowing blood to pass freely.

Preoperative preparation

Before the operation a patient undergoes standard examinations:

  • ECG;
  • blood and urine tests;
  • chest x-ray.

Patients shouldn’t smoke 2 weeks before the operation, as it increases the risk of complications.

If the operation is not minimally invasive, a patient is administered general anesthesia and connected to heart-lungs bypass machine. After that, the repairs or replacements are done. When it’s over, the heart is started and a patient is disconnected from heart-lung bypass.

The operation takes 2-5 hours to complete, but may take longer if additional procedures are required.

Rehabilitation

Recovery

After the operation, a patient spends first 1-3 days in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). In-hospital postoperative stay lasts for up to 2 weeks. Physicians may assign a special exercise regimen or rehabilitation program to a patient. During hospital stay patient’s vitals are constantly monitored, any pain syndromes are treated with anabolics, and antibiotics are issued if any signs of infection manifest.

Recovery period varies depending on patient’s overall health state. On average, patients can return to non-physically demanding work 4-6 weeks after the operation.

Home care

Patients are usually dismissed from the hospital 2 weeks after the operation. Physicians recommend commiting to 150 minutes of exercise weekly. It is also advisable that a patient quits smoking and/or drinking. Bad habits are known to reduce replaced valve’s life time and cause complications.

If a patient has received mechanical valve, they should take blood-thinning medicine. Any doctor should be notified about that fact because thinned blood has greater potential for passing infections. Before performing any operations that may cause bleeding, patients need to be administered special antibiotic.

Outlook

The operation is considered low-risk and doesn’t put organism under too much stress. Patients must always stay on lookout for possible signs of heart valve malfunction, because there is a little chance that replaced valve will fail. Usually it happens with biological valves 10-15 years after the operation. The symptoms are typical for heart valve malfunction and include fatigue, short breath, and lightheadedness. In such cases it is advisable to undergo another operation.

Heart valve replacement surgery cost

Heart valve replacement cost is influenced by the following factors:

  • Type of conducted operation. Minimally invasive mitral valve replacement costs more than procedures on the open heart. Heart valve surgery cost also depends on whether a valve will be repaired or replaced.
  • Type of replacement valve. Biological valve replacement cost differs from mechanical aortic valve replacement cost.
  • Patient condition. Tavr procedure cost may increase due to prolonged hospital stay. TAVR cost may also increase due to any additional received medicines.
  • Additional operation. In some cases it may be viable to perform two operations in succession. For example, additional stenting or bypass surgery will increase mitral valve surgery cost.
  • Hospital location. Heart valve repair surgery cost in the USA is 2-3 times higher than in India or Turkey.

How to receive valve replacement abroad?

Submit a request on Bookimed website and our Medical Coordinator will contact you at earliest notice. You will receive answers to all questions regarding cost of mitral valve replacement surgery, what type of procedure is suitable for you, etc. We will also help you to pick the best hospital for heart valve replacement surgery and process all your paperwork. If needed, you will receive assistance in acquiring of visa and transfer.

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Medical coordinators consult you and help to make the right choice. Bookimed services are free for you and do not affect the clinic's bill.

Best hospitals for aortic valve replacement are listed below. The rating is composed on patient reviews and expert opinion of Bookimed Medical Doctors. Success rate of the operation in leading hospitals is up to 92%. Complete rehabilitation takes up to 3 months.

Heart valve surgery is performed to treat conditions that appear if one or more valves don’t function properly. Such conditions may include loss of breath, loss of consciousness, chest pains. Some people have congenital valve malfunctions. During the operation, valves are either repaired or replaced with artificial ones.