Hall-Kaster Prostetic Heart Valve

Description (Brief)
The Hall-Kaster artificial heart valve has a pivotal Pyrolyte disk design, and a titanium cage. The sewing ring is covered in woven Teflon. A hole in the center of the disk is held in place by a central strut and two smaller struts emanating from the outer flange. Introduced in 1977, the Hall-Kaster valve was manufactured by Medtronic, and the name was later changed to the Medtronic-Hall heart valve.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1980
maker
Medtronic
Physical Description
teflon (overall material)
pyrolyte (overall material)
titanium (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 2.2225 cm x 7.3025 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
1981.0731.10
accession number
1981.0731
catalog number
1981.0731.10
model number
M7700 29MHK
serial number
29M 0167 09
Credit Line
Dr. Patrick K. C. Chun
subject
Cardiology
Prosthesis
Medicine
Artificial Organs
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Artificial Heart Valves
Health & Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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