Getting Heart Valve Surgery Heart Valve Disease

Overview

If tests show that a valve needs to be reshaped, implanting an annuloplasty ring or band from Medtronic may have you feeling better almost immediately. If you need an artificial valve, you'll be joining the thousands of patients who resumed their normal, active lives, thanks to Medtronic valves.


Is It Right for You?

Your doctor will have to evaluate many factors to find out if you're a candidate for heart valve repair or heart valve replacement.

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Your Healthcare Team

Heart valve surgery requires the experience of several medical professionals working together. This includes your surgeon, an anesthesiologist, a perfusionist, operating room nurses, and a first assistant.

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Insurance Coverage

Before you have heart valve surgery, be sure to contact your insurance provider. They will give you the information you need about your coverage and co-payment requirements.


Surgery: What to Expect

Find out what to expect before, during, and after your heart valve surgery.

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Questions and Answers

We're sure you have a lot of questions about your heart valves and the surgery needed to repair them. If you don't find all the answers you need here, make a note of your questions and be sure to ask your doctor.

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Personal Stories

Read about the experiences of people who have received our products and therapies. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular patients, both before and after treatment.

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Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.