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What materials is a heart valve made of?

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Dr. Franklin Schneider
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends

Artificial valves come in two general types - biological and mechanical.
Biological valves are usually made from cow or pig tissue. Mechanical valves are made of graphite and metal. Patients on mechanical valves need to be on long term coumadin (warfarin). Not all valves need to be replaced, some may be repaired. Good luck.

In brief: Depends

Artificial valves come in two general types - biological and mechanical.
Biological valves are usually made from cow or pig tissue. Mechanical valves are made of graphite and metal. Patients on mechanical valves need to be on long term coumadin (warfarin). Not all valves need to be replaced, some may be repaired. Good luck.
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: See Earlier

Please see my earlier answer regarding heart valves and their function.

In brief: See Earlier

Please see my earlier answer regarding heart valves and their function.
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