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Why are pig heart valves suitable as replacements for damaged heart valves in humans?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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