Toronto SPV Valve

Description (Brief)
An alternative to mechanical heart valves are tissue valves, made in bovine and porcine models from the tissue of cows and pigs, respectively. This is a stentless porcine heart valve manufactured by St. Jude Medical of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Harvested tissue is sewn into a Dacron covered sewing ring, creating leaflets. One advantage of a tissue valves is that the patient does not have to rely on anticoagulation medication to avoid developing blood clots.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cardiology
artificial heart valve
maker
St. Jude Medical
Physical Description
procine tissue (overall material)
polyester (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 7/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 4.7625 cm x 5.715 cm
place made
United States: Minnesota, Saint Paul
ID Number
2005.0275.01
model number
REF
serial number
SPA-101-25
catalog number
2005.0275.01
accession number
2005.0275
subject
Medicine
Cardiology
Artificial Organs
Prosthesis
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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