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Who are the makers of the artificial heart valve?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: There are multiple

Different manufacturers.

In brief: There are multiple

Different manufacturers.
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Dr. Howard Min
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on the type.

There are several "artificial" heart valves, each with different manufacturers.
Here in the US - surgical mechanical valves - mostly St. Jude. surgical biologic valves - mostly Edwards Lifesciences. percutaneous (stented) valve - Edwards currently available in US, but other companies like Medtronic and St. Jude (and other small companies) have devices in trials or experimental phase.

In brief: Depends on the type.

There are several "artificial" heart valves, each with different manufacturers.
Here in the US - surgical mechanical valves - mostly St. Jude. surgical biologic valves - mostly Edwards Lifesciences. percutaneous (stented) valve - Edwards currently available in US, but other companies like Medtronic and St. Jude (and other small companies) have devices in trials or experimental phase.
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