What is the Name of the Valves Transplantation Surgery

Heart valve transplantation or repair becomes necessary when one of the valves - mitral, aortic, pulmonary, and tricuspid does not function right, which means when there is a problem with opening (also called as Stenosis) or closing (also called regurgitation) of the valve. Patients who need heart valve replacement or transplantation can choose among three options mechanical valves, porcine or pig valves and human valve procedures.

Homograft heart valves from human aortas (also known as human tissue or cadaver heart valves) is more beneficial than the other procedures because it projects little risk of rejections, greater resistance to infections and requires no additional blood thinning drugs that are required with mechanical valves.