St. Jude Medical Standard Aortic Heart Valve

Description (Brief)
This is a St. Jude Medical demonstation mechanical 27mm bi-valve aortic artificial heart valve. The leaflets are made of graphite and coated with pyrolytic carbon. A white polyester cuff or sewing ring is implanted by sewing it into the patient's tissue.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cardiology
artificial heart valve
maker
St. Jude Medical
Physical Description
graphite (overall material)
polyester (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.27 cm x 2.8575 cm
place made
United States: Minnesota, St. Paul
ID Number
2005.0275.08
catalog number
2005.0275.08
accession number
2005.0275
subject
Cardiology
Medicine
Prosthesis
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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