Heart Valve

Mechanical heart valves and tissue heart valves are used as implants.
anatomyThe heart has two chambers, each having two valves. The two atrioventricular valves (AV) are called mitral valve (bicuspid valve) and tricuspid valve. The two semilunar valves are called aortic valve and pulmonary valve.
typesThere are two basic types of valves: Mechanical and tissue valves.
placementHeart valves can be placed via a cut through the sternum, through minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) or transcatheter (aortic) valve replacement (TAVR).
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