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Heart valve replacement surgery is a surgical procedure that replaces heart valves that have narrowed and obstructed blood flow into or out of the heart due to a multitude of factors. This type of surgery also helps to replace leaky or malfunctioning valves within the heart muscle. Four major valves are found in the heart (mitral, aortic, tricuspid, pulmonary) and all must be functioning properly in order to maintain adequate as well as direction of blood flow. The most commonly replaced valves in the heart are the mitral and aortic valves.
Read about a patient's experience who had a coronary angiography at Istituto Auxologico Italiano, in Italy.
It is even worse if they collapse and die on arrival when the clot dislodges and ends up in their lungs. I guess I can call myself lucky