The aortic valve and the mitral valve are the most commonly replaced valves pulmonary and tricuspid valve replacements are fairly uncommon in adults the most common valve surgical procedure is aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis or narrowing of the aortic valve mitral stenosis is . Originally used as a permanent replacement heart syncardias total artificial heart is currently approved as a bridge to transplant for people dying from end stage biventricular heart failure there have been more than 1000 implants of the total artificial heart worldwide accounting for more than 270 patient years of life. Implanted heart pumps can significantly extend and improve the lives of some people with severe heart failure who arent eligible for or able to undergo heart transplantation or are waiting for a new heart. If your heart valve cant be repaired your doctor may recommend heart valve replacement to replace a heart valve your doctor removes the heart valve and replaces it with a mechanical valve or a valve made from cow pig or human heart tissue biological tissue valve
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