Replacement Surgery is performed, there are few risks that the patient
should face after the surgery. This article discusses those Valve Replacement
List of Valve Replacement Surgery Risks
The major risks and complications found after Valve Replacement Surgery
Complications of Valve Replacement: Main complications found after
value replacement surgery are vomiting, nausea, allergic skin reactions
etc. Heart attack, kidney failure and stroke are other major complications
Bleeding followed by Surgery: If the bleeding followed by the surgery
is very severe, the patient should undergo blood transfusion.
Risk of Heart Attack: Even though the risk of heart attack is very
rare, it usually occurs in every 4 members out of 1000 procedures.
Infections after Surgery: Even though presently sterile techniques
are followed in surgical procedures, infections are common to occur after
Stroke after the Surgery: 4% of the patients have the chance of
experiencing a stroke.
Lung Problems after the Surgery: Serious lung related problems
are usually found in patients. Very common among them includes: Bleeding,
Lung failure and Pneumonia. These problems can occur mostly in patients
with existing lung related problems.
Irregular Heart Rhythms: This is another problem found in about
approximately 5 persons out of 100 who underwent the surgical procedure.
Formation of Abnormal Scars: Abnormal Scars are another complication
found after surgery. But even the people with the formation of abnormal
scars following the surgery can have good surgical results.
Complications due to Kidney Problems: Mild kidney related problems
can be usually found after the surgery and it is seen in approximately
20 patients out of 100. The patients can have moderate to severe problems
related to functioning of kidney.
Risk of Medication: Complications can be due to the medications
also. If any allergic reactions are found due to medications, it can be
solved by discussing with your doctor.
Wound Breakdown: Wound Breakdown is yet another risk found and
it is caused mainly due to severe infections or swelling and it can even
take months for the healing.
Valve Failure: The failure of valve is also found and it is mainly
due to the formation of clots in the valve.
Valve Infection: Infections can be caused in the valve after the
surgery but it is very rarely found.
Other risks: In addition to these risks, breathing problems are
found. If the patient is pregnant or breast feeding then the patient has
to inform to the doctor. If the patient is sensitive or allergic to any
medications, iodine, latex, shellfish or contrast dyes then it should
be informed to the doctor well in advance.