“Can Dacron Grafts Calcify After Aortic Valve & Aneurysm Surgery?” asks Nikki
Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: January 19, 2023
I just received several great questions form Nikki about the Dacron grafts that may be used during heart valve surgery to replace a life-threatening aortic aneurysm. Nikki asked me, “Hi, Adam. My son had a bicuspid aortic valve repair and an aneurysm repair with a Dacron graft. Will this graft last forever or does it eventually calcify? Will he eventually require another operation during his lifetime?”
To answer Nikki’s questions, I interviewed Dr. Kevin Accola, a leading heart surgeon at AdventHealth in Florida who has performed over 14,000 cardiac procedures.
Many thanks to Dr. Kevin Accola for educating our patient community about Dacron grafts, aneurysms and aortic valve repair!!!
Keep on tickin!