How It Works: Tissue Heart Valve Replacement Assembly

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: June 16, 2022

Have you ever wondered, “How is a tissue heart valve replacement assembled?”

If so… This video of the Avalus tissue valve, which I just came across on YouTube, might be interesting to you.  Although there is no sound in the video, it’s really quite amazing to see how the different elements of this valve come together including the frame, the leaflets and the stitching.
 

 

I don’t know about you but I found this video really helped me better understand and visualize the assembly process of this specific valve.

There are many other valve types (e.g. mechanical valves) made by different medical companies. So, I imagine each valve replacement may have its own unique and proprietary process for heart valve manufacturing and assembly.

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Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick, Heart Valve Patient Advocate

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.

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