Smeloff Prosthetic Heart Valve

Description (Brief)
This is a 33mm cage and ball prosthetic heart valve manufactured by Sutter Biomedical Inc. of San Diego, California.
Currently not on view
Object Name
artificial heart valve
date made
ca 1980
Physical Description
titanium (overall material)
pyrolyte (overall material)
silicone (overall material)
overall: 3 1/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 7.9375 cm x 5.715 cm
overall: 8 cm x 5.5 cm; 3 1/8 in x 2 3/16 in
place made
United States: California, San Diego
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Artificial Organs
Artificial Heart Valves
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Artificial Heart Valves
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Dr. Patrick K. C. Chun

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