SJM Biocor Supra Valve

Description (Brief)
Tissue valves are made in bovine and porcine models from the biological tissue of cows and pigs, respectively, as an alternative to mechanical heart valves. This valve is a porcine heart valve manufactured by St. Jude Medical of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Harvested tissue is sewn into a Dacron covered sewing ring, creating leaflets, and then affixed to a polyester covered stent. One advantages of tissue valves is that the patient does not have to rely on anticoagulation medication to prevent blood clots.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
artificial heart valve
valve
cardiology
date made
2005-05-09
maker
St. Jude Medical
Physical Description
porcine tissue (overall material)
polyester (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 3 5/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 10.16 cm x 9.2075 cm x 9.2075 cm
place made
United States: Minnesota, St. Paul
ID Number
2005.0275.02
model number
B10-23A
serial number
A10095349
accession number
2005.0275
catalog number
2005.0275.02
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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