Our expert says:
Bonzo, the valve only needs to be replaced if you suffer symptoms like shortness of breath, tiredness, and inability to exercise the way you used to, or if there are signs of heart failure, heart enlargement, respiratory problems, etc.
I can’t really advice you on which type of valve you should choose as I don’t have all the relevant information at my disposal.
You should be able to continue with the scuba if there are no other problems.
Your doctor will be able to refer you to a good cardio-thoracic surgeon in your area.
I doubt that there is a correlation between the bypass operations and cancer, so you don’t really have to worry about that. Good luck.
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