What is Aortic valve replacement?

Category: Surgeries


Aortic valve replacement is a cardiac surgery procedure in which a aortic valve is replaced with an alternate healthy valve. Replacement may be needed due to regurgitation of blood flow or narrowing of the valve causing partial blockage of blood flow.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Aortic valve disorder 34 2
Bicuspid aortic valve 14 0
Aortic valve regurgitation 7 0
Radiation-induced cardiac damage 1 0
Ventricular septal defect 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aortic valve replacement

Side effect Patients Percentage
Atrial fibrillation 1
None 1


Based on patients currently having Aortic valve replacement

Dosage Patients Percentage
24 hr daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Aortic valve replacement

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 3
See all 10 patients who've stopped having Aortic valve replacement


Currently having Aortic valve replacement

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped having Aortic valve replacement

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 9
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Aortic valve replacement.