If you have been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, a revolutionary new therapy, known as Sutureless Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement, might be an appropriate procedure for you.
There are many symptoms which may result from heart valve problems (either heart valve stenosis or regurgitation) including, but not limited to:
- Shortness of breath, especially with exertion or when you lie down
- Fatigue, especially during times of increased anxiety
- Cough, especially at night or when lying down
- Heart palpitations – sensations of a rapid, fluttering heartbeat
- Swollen feet or ankles
- Heart murmur
- Excessive urination
- Chest pain (angina) or tightness
- Feeling faint or fainting with exertion
Why the Perceval Sutureless Valve may be right for you:
- It is the result of over 30 years of clinical research
- Collapsible design allows for easy implantation and precise positioning
- Implanted without suturing which allows for shorter operation times
- Offers potential for a less invasive procedure
- May reduce fatigue and shortness of breath
- May lower overall risk of complications
- May result in faster recovery times
Perceval Valve and Valve Replacement
The Perceval valve is the result of over 30 years of research and development in heart valve replacement. It is a tissue heart valve with a sutureless and collapsible stent. The collapsible stent makes the valve smaller during surgery.
The Perceval valve is intended for patients that need their heart valves replaced and may reduce or eliminate their symptoms of fatigue and shortness of breath.
The Perceval valve is different from stented and stentless valves that require 20 to 30 sutures, because it can be implanted without any suturing. The valve allows quick placement with a reduced operation time. Shorter operation times can sometimes lower complication risks and sometimes result in faster recovery time. The collapsible design of the Perceval valve also allows easier implantation through smaller incisions (minimally invasive procedure).
The Perceval valve may not work well for everyone and this option has to be evaluated by your surgeon.
After surgery you will spend a few days in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, where you will be closely monitored by the medical staff. When this intensive monitoring is no longer needed, you will be moved to the Post Cardiac Care Unit for a few more days. Most patients are often surprised at how soon their conditions improve and how quickly they can come back to normal daily activities such as walking, eating and bathing.
After you leave the hospital, you will need to periodically see your healthcare professional for follow-up visits.