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there are 2-3 ways to do aortic valve replacements through the chest or through the arterial blood vessel which is much less invasive
Current aortic valve replacement approaches include open heart surgery via a sternotomy, minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
through the artery approach is called transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
there are large university hospitals like Lankenau medical center in Philadelphia where there are doctors who have done hundreds and hundreds of cases.
do you live close to a large university medical center?
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Yes you will need to see an immunologist or a hematologist to check the blood count, immunoglobulin levels.
Immunoglobulin A, G, M are the major ones which fight the infections.
One of their deficiencies can be a problem.
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