Two Starr-Edwards artificial cardiac valves, 1978-1979.

Two Starr-Edwards artificial cardiac valves, 1978-1979.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

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Two heart valves of ball and cage design, made by Edwards Laboratories Inc in the United States, of plastic and metal with sterile cases. These were the first effective artificially produced mitral valves to be implanted in patients.

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