SJM Biocor Supra Valve

Description (Brief):

Tissue valves are made in bovine and porcine models from the biological tissue of cows and pigs, respectively, as an alternative to mechanical heart valves. This valve is a porcine heart valve manufactured by St. Jude Medical of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Harvested tissue is sewn into a Dacron covered sewing ring, creating leaflets, and then affixed to a polyester covered stent. One advantages of tissue valves is that the patient does not have to rely on anticoagulation medication to prevent blood clots.

Date Made: 2005-05-09

Maker: St. Jude Medical

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Minnesota, St. Paul

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Artificial Heart Valves, Health & Medicine


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: St. Jude Medical

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2005.0275.02Model Number: B10-23ASerial Number: A10095349Accession Number: 2005.0275Catalog Number: 2005.0275.02

Object Name: artificial heart valvevalvecardiology

Physical Description: porcine tissue (overall material)polyester (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 in x 3 5/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 10.16 cm x 9.2075 cm x 9.2075 cm


Record Id: nmah_1302895

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