Japanese Mitral Valve

Description (Brief)
The donor Manuel “Manny” Villafaña entrepreneur and CEO of six companies over many years developed a collection of artificial heart valves. This Japanese mitral valve with a non-tilting disc valve is one example. The development of artificial heart valves took place in many countries around the world, and there were many international collaborations.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cardiology
artificial heart valve
Physical Description
cloth (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1.2 cm x 3.3 cm; 15/32 in x 1 5/16 in
place made
Japan
ID Number
2015.0031.53
catalog number
2015.0031.53
accession number
2015.0031
subject
Cardiology
Prosthesis
Artificial Organs
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Artificial Heart Valves
Health & Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Manuel Villafaña
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