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History

1952- First heart valve replacement using the caged-ball valve designed by a surgeon, Doctor Hufnagel. This valve did not replace the patient's diseased aortic valve but instead it was inserted in the descending aorta in an open-chest procedure. 1960- ball valves are introduced 1962- aortic homografts are introduced 1965- glutaraldehyde-preserved porcine 'bioprostheses' 1969- disc valves 1977- invention of bileaflet valves by St. John's Medical

Overview

Heart Basics

Types of Artificial Heart Valves

Mechanical

Tissue/Bioprosthetic

Complications

Alternatives to Heart Valve Replacement