heart valve

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Noun1.heart valve - a valve to control one-way flow of bloodheart valve - a valve to control one-way flow of blood
ticker, heart, pump - the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
leaflet, cusp - a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
atrioventricular valve - either of two heart valves through which blood flows from the atria to the ventricles; prevents return of blood to the atrium
semilunar valve - a heart valve with cusps shaped like half-moons; prevents blood from flowing back into the heart
valve - a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
2.heart valve - an implant that replaces a natural cardiac valve
implant - a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
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Tissue-engineered heart valves do not have many of the problems associated with today's replacement valves and may some day offer an improvement over today's state-of-the-art therapy," Breuer said last week at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim, Calif.
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Cambridge, MA, reported they have successfully grown heart valves from cells using a new bioabsorbable scaffold.
Each year, thousands of people with heart disease receive artificial heart valves.
To our knowledge, these are the first implantations of tissue-engineered heart valves in the world," said Mark O'Brien, MD, Department of Cardiac Surgery at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane.
The current treatment for people with diseased heart valves is either to replace or to surgically slice apart the valve flaps.