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 9 2
Bicuspid aortic valve 3 0
Aortic valve regurgitation 2 0
Radiation-induced cardiac damage 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
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aortic valve replacement

Side effect Patients
Atrial fibrillation 1


Based on patients currently having Aortic valve replacement

Dosage Patients
24 hr daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Aortic valve replacement

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
See all 9 patients who've stopped having Aortic valve replacement


Currently having Aortic valve replacement

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped having Aortic valve replacement

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
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
$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.