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Lillehei-Kalke bileaflet prosthesis

Alternative eponyms

  • Kalke-Lillehei valve

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Artificial heart valve made of titanium, developed in 1965.

Description

Titanium heart valve developed in 1965 by Bhagavant Kalke in Lillehei’s laboratory. This was a forerunner of the St. Jude valve, the most widely implanted heart valve in the world – more than 1.3 million.

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