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  • Yes the tissue pig valve is available but because it is not living tissue it doesn't last very long (15 years) which would require another open heart surgery.  I love the TAVR but I'm not sure the longevity of it, and I was told after you get one it ...

  • I was told you can do a pig valve. Mechanical requires blood thinners for life. TAVR should be approved for everyone within 6 months you may have that as an option Lori Sent from my iPhone ------Original Message------ Hello everyone!   I am glad ...

  • Hello everyone!   I am glad I have stumbled upon this forum.  I am looking for help and advice. I had a bicuspid aortic valve that was repaired when I was 15 years old.  They opened me up and repaired the valve with the pericardium.  It has lasted me ...

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