Difference between revisions of "Artificial Heart Valves"

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==Types of Artificial Heart Valves==
 
==Types of Artificial Heart Valves==

Revision as of 15:47, 8 February 2013

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

Reasons for Valve Replacement

Types of Artificial Heart Valves

Mechanical

Tissue/Bioprosthetic

Complications

Alternatives to Heart Valve Replacement