Sapien 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve

Description (Brief)
The Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve is used for the relief of aortic stenosis (calcified valve tissue). Instead of implantation via traditional open heart surgery the SAPIEN 3 valve is implanted using minimally invasive surgery by threading the valve with a balloon catheter through the femoral artery, up and over the Aortic arch. The patient's diseased valve in not removed but left in place. Once in position the balloon inflates expanding the artificial valve. The catheter is then removed. The valve is composed of cobalt-chromium frame, a trileaflet bovine tissue valve, and a polyethylene terephthalate fabric skirt.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
artificial heart valve
cardiology
date made
ca 2016
maker
Edwards Lifesciences LLC
Physical Description
coblat-chromium (overall material)
bovine tissue (overall material)
polyethylene terephthalate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 cm x 2.9 cm; 25/32 in x 1 5/32 in
ID Number
2016.0195.02
accession number
2016.0195
catalog number
2016.0195.02
model number
9600TFX
subject
Cardiology
Medical Procedure- Surgery
Medicine
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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