What Is The Medtronic Hancock Porcine Heart Valve?

By Adam Pick on September 1, 2007

There are several choices a patient will make as they prepare for heart valve replacement surgery – the surgeon, the hospital, the procedure, where to recover, etc.

For those patients who chose to have a tissue valve replacement, the question ultimately becomes, “Which tissue valve should I chose?” and “Which manufacturer makes the best valve for me?”

In this blog, I am going to profile a number of the leading valve manufacturers (Edwards, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, On-X, ATS) and their valve replacement products. In my opinion, it really does help to know more about the valve that may accompany you during the rest of your life, right?

Today, I am going to profile the Medtronic Hancock Porcine Heart Valve.

 

Medtronic Hancock Porcine Heart Valve

 

The Medtronic Hancock Porcine Heart Valve is a stented tissue valve in which the tissue is attached to a cloth-covered, flexible stent. The Medtronic valve is treated with a solution called T6 tissue treatment. This porcine heart valve is approved for both the aortic valve and mitral valve positions by the Food and Drug Administration.

So you know, the Medtronic Hancock Porcine Heart Valve has been used for over 20 years and a recent research study showed 100% freedom from structural valve deterioration in patients 65 or age or older.

Interestingly enough, Dr. Tirone David from Canada has commented on this valve. He said, “The durability of the Medtronic Hancock Porcine Heart Valve has been excellent, particularly in the aortic position.”

I hope that helps you better understand a little bit more about the tissue heart valve replacement known as the Medtronic Hancock Porcine Heart Valve.

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.


ken st thomas says on November 29th, 2012 at 10:02 am

I HAD MY HANCOCK 2 AORTIC VAVLE INPLANT ON JAN 25-1987 AND ITS STILL WORKING GREAT ITS ONE TUFF VALVE BUT NOW I HAVE A ANURISUM ON MY AORTIC VALVE AND I MAY HAVE TO HAVE MY OLD VAVLE DONE AGAIN IN TORONTO AND I WANT THE SAME ONE AS BEFOR HANCOCK2 JUST THOUGH I WOULD LET YOU NO THANKS KEN ST THOMAS



Aruna says on October 25th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Hi jii,

I am requesting you to clarify my things, due to my surgery i have to decide it now.. i am 33yrs old female.i had mitral valve problem.please clarify the below queries
1.Can you suggest me which valve can i choose it tissue or mechanic valve and whats the duration period of each valve?
2. Can you suggest me which is the best valve (st.Jude or Peramount or Hancock valve ?
and also let me know each one durability period?
3.Now my age is 33yrs if i select peramount valve how long its will come means duration period?
4.After surgery how i can make the valve for long time durability ?


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