Artificial Heart Valves

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1952- First heart valve replacement using the caged-ball valve designed by a surgeon, Doctor Hufnagel. This valve did not replace the patient's diseased aortic valve but instead it was inserted in the descending aorta in an open-chest procedure.
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1952- First heart valve replacement using the caged-ball valve designed by a surgeon, Doctor Hufnagel. This valve did not replace the patient's diseased aortic valve but instead it was inserted in the descending aorta in an open-chest procedure.<br style="clear:both;"/>
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1960- ball valves are introduced
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1960- ball valves are introduced<br style="clear:both;"/>
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1962- aortic homografts are introduced
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1962- aortic homografts are introduced<br style="clear:both;"/>
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1965- glutaraldehyde-preserved porcine 'bioprostheses'
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1965- glutaraldehyde-preserved porcine 'bioprostheses'<br style="clear:both;"/>
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1969- disc valves
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1969- disc valves<br style="clear:both;"/>
1977- invention of bileaflet valves by St. John's Medical
1977- invention of bileaflet valves by St. John's Medical

Revision as of 18:44, 8 February 2013

Contents

History

1952- First heart valve replacement using the caged-ball valve designed by a surgeon, Doctor Hufnagel. This valve did not replace the patient's diseased aortic valve but instead it was inserted in the descending aorta in an open-chest procedure.
1960- ball valves are introduced
1962- aortic homografts are introduced
1965- glutaraldehyde-preserved porcine 'bioprostheses'
1969- disc valves
1977- invention of bileaflet valves by St. John's Medical

Overview

Heart Basics

Types of Artificial Heart Valves

Mechanical

Tissue/Bioprosthetic

Complications

Alternatives to Heart Valve Replacement

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