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What are the materials in an artificial heart valve?

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Dr. Nathan Ritter
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: See below

The structure of the current st jude valve, the most commonly used valve, is made of graphite with a prolytic carbon coating.
There is a sewing cuff which is a ring around the valve shich is made of synthetic fiber like polyester, or teflon, or dacron.

In brief: See below

The structure of the current st jude valve, the most commonly used valve, is made of graphite with a prolytic carbon coating.
There is a sewing cuff which is a ring around the valve shich is made of synthetic fiber like polyester, or teflon, or dacron.
Dr. Nathan Ritter
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Two basic types

While there are many, many prosthetic or artificial replacement heart valves there are two basic types: mechanical and biological.
Of the latter there are porcine valves and those made from bovine pericardium. Additionally, preserved human aortic valves, also referred to as homografts, are used.

In brief: Two basic types

While there are many, many prosthetic or artificial replacement heart valves there are two basic types: mechanical and biological.
Of the latter there are porcine valves and those made from bovine pericardium. Additionally, preserved human aortic valves, also referred to as homografts, are used.
Dr. Charles Jost
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