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Is a second angiogramn required previous to a valve replacement operation?

Posted by pleibel

My 86 yr old mother has had an angiogram 4 years ago. She needs a heart valve replacement soon. She desperately wishes to avoid the radiation and possible complications from another angiogram. Can the operation proceed based on the results of a 4 year old angiogram?

She would also like to know-

Can the valve be replaced without stopping the heart?

Hoping and waiting for an answer!

Thank you!

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