Cardiac Aortic Valve Prosthesis

Description (Brief)
This is a teaching model of an Omniscience aortic artificial heart valve. It is 23mm and it has a titanium cage and Pyrolyte disk.
In an article which appeared in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the “Evolution of Mechanical Heart Valves”, Richard DeWall refers to the Omniscience valve as a “direct descendant” of the Lillehei-Kaster free-floating valve prosthesis.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1985
maker
Omniscience
place made
United States: Minnesota
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 7/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 6.985 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
2003.0337.05
catalog number
2003.0337.05
accession number
2003.0337
Credit Line
Gift of Aruthur A. Ciarkowski
subject
Medicine
Cardiology
Artificial Organs
Prosthesis
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Artificial Heart Valves
Health & Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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