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Several factors go into choosing between a mechanical valve or one made of living tissue with some artificial parts for support. We can help you with the complex process of deciding which type of artificial heart valve is best for you.


You should consider your lifestyle and quality of life when deciding between treatments. Our experienced cardiologists will help you make the best possible decision. One consideration is whether you are willing to undergo future surgery to replace a bioprosthetic valve or can accept lifelong use of blood thinning medication with a mechanical valve. Whatever your decision, our team will give you quality care.