Support Group for Mechanical & Artificial Heart Valve Surgery & Using Warfarin
its not uncommon frankly. Depends a lot on what type of tissue valve and build up on the valve. The older you are the less likely a surgeon will implant a tissue valve because the average lifespan of a valve is between 8-10 yers - I believe . My tick and click is annoying at times but I know its a 100 year g/tee!