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.
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Object Name
artificial heart valve
date made
St. Jude Medical
Physical Description
porcine tissue (overall material)
polyester (overall material)
overall: 10 cm x 9.3 cm x 9.7 cm; 3 15/16 in x 3 11/16 in x 3 13/16 in
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
model number
serial number
accession number
catalog number
Artificial Heart Valves
Health & Medicine
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Artificial Heart Valves
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
St. Jude Medical

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