Stories From Heart Valve Disease Patients

At St. Jude Medical, we are proud to help heart valve disease patients improve their cardiac health and manage their heart failure.

Each heart valve patient story that follows reflects one person’s experience. Keep in mind that not everyone will experience the same results. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of your treatment options. St. Jude Medical does not provide medical services or advice as part of this website.


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*Various clinical studies indicate that tissue heart valves may last eight to 20 years depending on their position. Aortic valves have tended to last longer than mitral valves in these studies. The exact timing depends on the type of tissue valve, your age, lifestyle, medication requirements and other factors.