Prostheses, Cardiac Valve, Biological

Definition : Cardiac valve prostheses manufactured using human or animal tissues. These valves may consist of whole cardiac valves taken from human cadavers (i.e., allografts) or from animals such as pigs or cows (i.e., xenografts); the prostheses are processed and may be mounted on stents. Biological cardiac valves may also be manufactured from tissue (e.g., pericardium, dura mater) usually taken from cows or horses. Biological cardiac valve prostheses may be configured in several sizes and types, depending on the cardiac valve to be replaced (i.e., mitral, tricuspid, aortic, or pulmonary) and the anatomic characteristics of the particular patient.

Entry Terms : "Xenografts, Cardiac Valve" , "Allografts, Cardiac Valve" , "Cardiac Valves, Biological" , "Biological Prosthetic Cardiac Valves"

UMDC code : 15870

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CryoLife Inc

Company Type: Parent

CryoLife is a contemporary biological medical device company that, since its founding in 1984, has been focused on the development of implantable biological devices, surgical adhesives, and biomaterials for use in cardiac and vascular for patients of all ages.

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.


Company Type: Parent

LifeNet Health, a non-profit global leader in regenerative medicine, is the world's largest provider of bio-implants and organs for transplantation whose mission is saving lives and restoring health by advancing the field of tissue engineering.

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.

RTI Surgical Inc

Company Type: Parent

RTI Biologics, Inc. is at the forefront of tissue-based innovations that repair and support the natural healing of human bone and tissues. We continue to break new ground with developments that are changing regenerative medicine.

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