Bjork-Shiley Convexo-Concave Heart Valve

Description (Brief)
This Björk-Shiley 60-degree mitral Convexo-Concave heart valve has a tilting carbon disk and a Teflon fabric suture ring. The valve ran into problems when the weld joint fractured. This problem was resolved with a free-floating disk.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1980
maker
Shiley Incorporated
place made
United States: California, Irvine
location of prior holder
United States: California, Irvine
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
ID Number
1985.0439.04
accession number
1985.0439
catalog number
1985.0439.04
Credit Line
Shiley Incorporated
subject
Medicine
Cardiology
Prosthesis
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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