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Subject: How are pig heart valves made for people?

Date: Sat Jul 24 22:26:18 1999
Posted by Jon
Grade level: nonaligned School: Construction Co.
City: White Plains State/Province: NY Country: USA
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 932873178.Me

One of my coworkers was recently told he needed to have a heart
valve replaced and that they could use a valve from a pig.
How is this possible? Do they bring the pig into the operating
room too?

Re: How are pig heart valves made for people?

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