Artificial Heart Valves

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===Heart Basics===
===Heart Basics===
===Reasons for Valve Replacement===
==Types of Artificial Heart Valves==
==Types of 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.
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


Heart Basics

Reasons for Valve Replacement

Types of Artificial Heart Valves




Alternatives to Heart Valve Replacement

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