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What kind of valve transplant can a child get?
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: There are several
Replacement valves can come from several sources.
There are specific indications for each. - a homograft is a specially preserved human tissue valve. - an autograft is a valve taken from one position and moved to another in the same patient. - a xenograft is a specially preserved valve from an animal, most commonly pigs. - there various materials used to make completely artificial valves.

In brief: There are several
Replacement valves can come from several sources.
There are specific indications for each. - a homograft is a specially preserved human tissue valve. - an autograft is a valve taken from one position and moved to another in the same patient. - a xenograft is a specially preserved valve from an animal, most commonly pigs. - there various materials used to make completely artificial valves.
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