A 35-year-old member asked:
why are pig heart valves suitable as replacements for damaged heart valves in humans?
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered
50 years experience Cardiology
Tissue valves: The size of pig and cow valves approximates the size of human valves. They are chemically treated to decrease the likelihood of tissue rejection. The porcine valves are more commonly used than the bovine.
Answered on Mar 31, 2018
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