Scottish Heart Valve

Description (Brief)
This valve developed in Scotland bears a resemblance to the Bjork-Shiley design. It has a concave disc and the same placement and curvature of the metal prongs which hold the disc in place. This is a tilting disc valve, possibly made of pyrolytic carbon. According to the donor Manuel "Manny" Villafaña "there's not much to tell" about this valve.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cardiology
artificial heart valve
Physical Description
cloth (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .7 cm x 3.5 cm; 9/32 in x 1 3/8 in
ID Number
2015.0031.51
catalog number
2015.0031.51
accession number
2015.0031
subject
Cardiology
Artificial Organs
Prosthesis
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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