Do you need to talk to a Depakote lawsuit attorney? Contact Williams Hart today - 800-761-3187.

Aortic valve stenosis surgery through valve replacement

When treating aortic valve stenosis, a serious heart condition, there are several options a person can consider. One of these options is to have the aortic valve of a patient replaced.

In this treatment process, a surgeon will cut the narrowed aortic valve and put a substitute valve in, which can be either a tissue valve or a mechanical valve. The patients’ doctor will discuss the pros and cons of the types of valve replacement with a patient prior to performing the surgery.

The mechanical valves are expected to last longer. However, patients who have mechanical valves will have to consistently take anticoagulant medicines due to a high risk of blood clots that build around the metal valve. Tissue valves, on the other hand, may come from a patients’ pulmonary valve, animals, or as a donation from someone who is recently deceased.

Replacing the valve will prolong a patient’s life by 68 to 89 percent.

Although commonly a problem among older adults, aortic stenosis is a birth defect associated with the use of Depakote, causing many newborns to suffer from this serious problem. If your child has this or other health problems as a result of Depakote, call a lawyer from Williams Hart at  800-761-3187 to discuss options for filing a lawsuit.

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Contact Williams Hart

By submitting this form, you certify that you agree to our terms and conditions and wish to be contacted regarding your inquiry.





home  |  about us  |  attorneys  |  depakote  |  birth defects  |  other side effects  |  faqs  |  articles  |  legal resources  |  contact us  |  press  |  blog  |  Log in
Copyright ©2007-2010 Williams Hart. Attorneys are licensed only in the state of Texas unless otherwise indicated in the biographical section. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Williams Hart's primary office is located in Texas. Terms of Use. Disclaimer. Sitemap.
8441 Gulf Freeway, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77017-5051 -- 800-761-3187