On average, most patients are able to return to their normal activities and work within a couple of days. Talk to your heart doctor or heart team about when it’s safe to return to competitive sports.
It is completely safe to have an X-ray with a Harmony™ valve.
Under specific conditions, you may undergo MRI scanning. If you need a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, tell your heart doctor or MRI technician that you have a Harmony valve or show your heart doctor your implant card.
Yes, airport security systems do not affect Harmony valves and the valve will not set off airport alarms.
The length of time your valve will last depends on many things, including your health and the condition of your heart. It is important to realize that no artificial tissue valve will last a lifetime. Some patients may require another procedure to fix their valve.
Please notify your heart doctor and dentist prior to any medical or dental procedure. They will determine whether you receive medicine prior to any medical or dental procedure, including a routine dental cleaning.
It is very important to discuss body piercings and/or tattoos with your heart doctor. They may recommend that you avoid these; however, if you choose to have either, medicine may be necessary before the procedure.
Talk with your heart doctor or heart team if you have more questions about living with your Harmony valve.
With more than 60 years of experience, Medtronic has a very knowledgeable staff who can speak directly with you about non-medical questions you may have about your Melody valve.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns about living with your Melody valve:
CardioVascular Technical Support
877-526-7890 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.