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When doing a shunt valve replacement, where is the incision made?

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Its made near the sternum (that bone between and below the breasts or the bone that you press on for cpr) this allows the dr direct access to your heart, I assume they already tested the person to see if a less invasive method is viable?

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I'm slightly confused by these answers... I'm starting to think I'm thinking of a different kind of shunt. Lol. The kind I'm referring to drains fluid from your brain to your stomach. It doesn't even go past your chest. I didn't know if the valve is located in the beginning part by the brain or at the end at the stomach.
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Ahhhhh I see, usually when im thinking shunt its for the heart, I believe the one for draining fluid from the brainis placed in the tummy for most patients.
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I believe its in the back of the head, the tub is put in the fluid space in the brain, passed under the skin and passed down into the tummy.
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Ah... Okay. Thank you :)
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most of the time in the chest. The diagnosis and doctor can make it change if needed.

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