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What happens during an aortic valve replacement surgery?

Craig R. Smith, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)

The notion of having your chest opened and your heart exposed is enought to give you pause, even if you need a valve replacement. Check out this video with Dr. Craig Smith, a cardiothoracic surgeon, to learn what happens in aortic valve replacement surgery, step by step.


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