Bjork-Shiley Heart Valve Prosthesis

Description (Brief)
This is a mitral artificial heart valve manufactured by Shiley Incorporated. It has a carbon tilting-disk which opens 60 degrees, retaining struts, and a Teflon fabric suture ring.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cardiology
mitral valve prosthesis, spherical
artificial heart valve
date made
ca 1980
maker
Shiley Incorporated
Physical Description
carbon (overall material)
teflon (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 3.175 cm x 4.445 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
United States: California, Irvine
location of prior holder
United States: California, Irvine
ID Number
1985.0439.03
accession number
1985.0439
catalog number
1985.0439.03
subject
Medicine
Cardiology
Prosthesis
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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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