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- Resource type: Article
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Heart valve replacement surgery is performed to repair or replace a valve that is not working properly. In most cases, a surgeon will operate to remove the damaged valve and replace it with a new one. This is a common type of surgery with a low risk of complications.
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open-heart, surgery, anesthesia, catheter, cardiac, aortic
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Rated on: 3/28/2017 3:27:41 PM
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