Aortic Valve Replacement
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Aortic Valve Replacement Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

If you are planning to have a valve replacement, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Irregular heart beats
  • Scarring
  • Blood clot formation resulting in a stroke or kidney damage
  • Valve does not function correctly
  • Complications from anesthesia

Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Other heart conditions
  • Lung conditions
  • Chronic illness, including high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Elderly age
  • Infections
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Call Your Doctor

After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
  • Shortness of breath, dizziness, or fainting
  • Cough or chest pain
  • Nausea and/or vomiting that you cannot control with the medicines you were given after surgery, or which persist for more than two days after discharge from the hospital
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Difficulty urinating, or pain, burning, frequency, urgency, or bleeding with urination
  • Pain or swelling in your feet, calves, or legs

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.


1 Comment

Posted 8 years ago

My Mother has had an Aortic valve replacement with a pig valve and is now getting a rash all over her body. Is this something to be concerned about.

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