Heart Valve Implants Increases Stroke Risk in Patients

by | Oct 22, 2015 | Defective Medical Devices |

If you have received an aortic heart valve implant, you may be at high risk of having a stroke.

Bioprosthetic aortic valves, which are made from cow, pig, or human tissue, have been discovered to increase the risk of stroke when they malfunction. They do not always open and close properly, which raises the risk.

The problem has become a common one, yet experts have said that not enough is known about the situation to change current practices. This may be alarming to those that have received the implants.

If you are worried about an increased risk of stroke due to a malfunctioning heart valve implant, imaging studies can be conducted by your doctor to detect the problem.

Source: Associated Press| Tech Times