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Ascending Aortic Dilation - Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic Aneurysms | Last Active: Jul 25, 2020 | Replies (239)

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@degarden_girl

And I believe having the aortic valve replaced means being on a blood thinner for the rest of one's life so yes, preserve the aortic valve if at all possible. Being on a blood thinner just makes life all the more complicated.

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Hello @degarden_girl

It is my understanding that blood thinners are only required if a mechanical valve is used. If an animal valve is used (most likely a pig valve) blood thinners are not typically needed. However, each person's situation might be different. The cardiologist doing the surgery would be the one to make that decision.