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Facing open-heart surgery to replace or repair a heart valve?

You are not alone. Heart valve disease is very common.

  • Each year, more than 700,000 patients undergo some type of heart surgery globally.
  • You may recognize some of their faces. Barbara Walters, Barbara Bush, Robin Williams, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Elizabeth Taylor have all had heart valve surgery.

Surgery may be recommended if your doctor determines that one of your heart valves needs to be repaired or replaced.

Learn more about your heart valves, heart valve disease, and the surgical procedures that correct it.

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