Talking to Your Doctor

Risks and Complications

Your cardiologist and cardiac surgeon will fully discuss the risks of this procedure with you and your family. When talking to your doctor, the following is a list of questions that may help you to decide whether this procedure is right for you.

  • How would this procedure benefit me?
  • What are the risks of this procedure for me?
  • How painful is the procedure?
  • How long is the waiting list for this procedure?
  • How long will this valve last?
  • How will I be followed up?
  • Will long-term medication or medication changes be required after the procedure?