Artificial Heart Valve

Description (Brief)
This prosthetic is neither a ball valve nor a disc valve. It has a cloth sewing ring, and the plastic "leaflets" resemble a fan.
Currently not on view
Object Name
artificial heart valve
Physical Description
cloth (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 1.8 cm x 3 cm x 3 cm; 23/32 in x 1 3/16 in x 1 3/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Artificial Organs
Artificial Heart Valves
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Artificial Heart Valves
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Manuel Villafaña
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