Endocarditis is an infection of the heart's valves or its inner lining (endocardium). It is most common in people who have a damaged, diseased, or artificial heart valve.

Endocarditis is an infection of the heart's valves or its inner lining (endocardium). It is most common in people who have a damaged, diseased, or artificial heart valve.

No incision needed for new artificial heart valve | »  A business in Draper is making a difference to those who battle cardiovascular disease.

No incision needed for new artificial heart valve | » A business in Draper is making a difference to those who battle cardiovascular disease.

Victor Chang - a Great Australian Doctor who pioneered the development of an artificial heart valve.

Victor Chang - a Great Australian Doctor who pioneered the development of an artificial heart valve.

No Donor Required: 5 Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Printers [Regenerative Medicine & Bioprinting: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/regenerative-medicine/ 3D Printing: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/3d-printing/]

No Donor Required: 5 Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Printers

No Donor Required: 5 Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Printers [Regenerative Medicine & Bioprinting: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/regenerative-medicine/ 3D Printing: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/3d-printing/]

Advancements in technology and increasing prevalence of heart valve diseases are some major factors projected to drive growth of the prosthetic heart valve market in the near future.

Advancements in technology and increasing prevalence of heart valve diseases are some major factors projected to drive growth of the prosthetic heart valve market in the near future.

Artificial heart valve http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/Artificial-Heart-Valve.html

Artificial heart valve http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/Artificial-Heart-Valve.html

#Heart_valve_replacement _surgery is the replacement of one or more of the heart valves with either an artificial heart valve or a #bioprosthesis for example valve of the pig. It is an alternative to valve repair.

#Heart_valve_replacement _surgery is the replacement of one or more of the heart valves with either an artificial heart valve or a #bioprosthesis for example valve of the pig. It is an alternative to valve repair.

This is a prototype of an artificial heart valve that was made using a water bottle, cardboard, and rubber with tape used as an adhesive. When tested, this prototype was able to let water flow in one direction but prevented the water from going backwards.

This is a prototype of an artificial heart valve that was made using a water bottle, cardboard, and rubber with tape used as an adhesive. When tested, this prototype was able to let water flow in one direction but prevented the water from going backwards.

Biomaterials - Artificial Heart Valve, via YouTube.

Biomaterials - Artificial Heart Valve, via YouTube.

Albert Starr MD who invented the first artificial heart valve and is a true Renaissance Man

Albert Starr MD who invented the first artificial heart valve and is a true Renaissance Man

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