What long-term care is needed following placement of mechanical valves for treatment of aortic stenosis (AS)?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Answer

Patients with mechanical valves should receive lifelong anticoagulation with warfarin and should undergo periodic screening of their anticoagulation status.


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