Aortic valve replacement (AVR) and mitral valve replacement (MVR) are the two types of valve replacement surgeries n which the damaged or defected aortic or mitral valve are replaced with a synthetic or biological valve. AVR and MVR are conducted alone or together in combination. The latter happens when both the valves are damaged or defected. These valves play a crucial role in the flow of blood from one chamber of the heart to the other and the rest of the body. In case of a defect or a damage, the optimum functioning of the heart is affected and it may even lead to fatal cardiac events.
AVR/MVR is conducted is conducted at all major cardiac hospitals in the country. These two surgeries are conducted by a team of highly educated and skilled cardiac surgeons who hold years of experience in the treatment of cardiac disorders. Some of the best cardiac hospitals in Thailand are globally renowned for their state-of-the-art infrastructure and the use of top-notch technology. Every single facility is available in these hospitals that are required by patients traveling from abroad.
AVR/MVR cost in Thailand varies from one patient to the other. Even though the approach used to conduct the surgery remains the same, the cost differs because of the difference in the use of valves. Some patients could be more benefitted by the use of biological valves, while the others may be more comfortable with synthetic valves. After considering the pros and cons associated with the two types of valves, the surgeon may decide to choose the one that would best meet the patient’s needs.
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