Mitral and aortic replacement heart valves, 1960s.

Mitral and aortic replacement heart valves, 1960s. (surgery) Mitral and aortic replacement heart valves, 1960s. (surgery) Mitral and aortic replacement heart valves, 1960s. (surgery)

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Starr-Edwards mitral and aortic artificial heart valves, used, possibly English, with part (bottle), 1968-1969

Starr-Edwards mitral and aortic artificial heart valves, used, possibly English

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Category:
Surgery
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A600965
Materials:
frame, metal, frame, nylon, valve, metal (alloy) and bottle, plastic
type:
surgery
credit:
Besterman, E.

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Mitral and aortic replacement heart valves, 1960s.

Starr-Edwards mitral and aortic artificial heart valves, used, possibly English, (without bottle), 1968-1969

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Starr-Edwards mitral and aortic artificial heart valves, used, possibly English.

Valvular stenosis is a condition in which one or more valves in the heart do not open fully, restricting normal blood flow and putting extra strain on the heart. Artificial valves like these dramatically improve patients' survival rates.

The first implant of an artificial valve was performed in 1952, but these are from the 1970s.

Materials:
frame, metal , frame, nylon , valve, metal (alloy) and bottle, plastic
Object Number:
A600965 Pt1
type:
surgery
Image ©
The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Bottle for mitral and aortic replacement heart valves, 1960s.

Bottle for Starr-Edwards mitral and aortic artificial heart valves, used, possibly English, 1968-1969

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Starr-Edwards mitral and aortic artificial heart valves, used, possibly English.

Valvular stenosis is a condition in which one or more valves in the heart do not open fully, restricting normal blood flow and putting extra strain on the heart. Artificial valves like these dramatically improve patients' survival rates.

The first implant of an artificial valve was performed in 1952, but these are from the 1970s.

Materials:
frame, metal , frame, nylon , valve, metal (alloy) and bottle, plastic
Object Number:
A600965 Pt2
type:
surgery
Image ©
The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum