(kar-pon-tyā′ ed′wărds )
[Alain Frédéric Carpentier, Fr. heart surgeon, b. 1933; M.L. Edwards, U.S. physician, b. 1906]
An artificial heart valve made from porcine (pig) pericardium attached to an engineered ring. The ring is surgically attached to the endocardium.
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