The Illustrated Compendium of Prosthetic Heart Valves

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The creativity and perseverance of those who have tried and failed to find the perfect heart valve is memorialized in this comprehensive survey. Chronologically describing each valve developed in the quest to prolong the lives of heart valve disease victims, the account reveals the design of each mechanism, the endless search for materials that match and survive in the conditions of the human body, and the people behind the innovation.