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Prostheses, Cardiac Valve, Artificial

Definition : Cardiac valve prostheses made of metals, synthetic materials or a combination of these without including any biological component. These prostheses are usually made of strong and very durable materials such as titanium and pyrolytic carbon that may be combined with synthetic materials (e.g., silicone rubber, Teflon, polypropylene); the size and configurations used depend on the type of cardiac valve to be replaced (i.e., mitral, tricuspid, aortic, or pulmonary) and the anatomic characteristics of the particular patient. Artificial cardiac valves may use several different mechanical configurations such as caged ball, tilting disk, and bileaflet.

Entry Terms : "Synthetic Cardiac Valves" , "Artificial Cardiac Valves" , "Mechanical Cardiac Valves" , "Cardiac Valves, Mechanical" , "Cardiac Valves, Artificial"

UMDC code : 15869

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Edwards Lifesciences Corp

Company Type: Parent

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring that enable them to save and enhance lives.

Medtronic Inc

Company Type: Parent

At Medtronic, we're changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

W L Gore & Assoc Inc

Company Type: Parent

Founders Bill and Vieve Gore started W. L. Gore & Associates in the basement of their home in 1958. The company initially served the electronic products market. Fifty years later, in 2008, Gore celebrated its long success at translating dreams into tangible, valuable realities for customers and communities around the world.

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