When someone has to have a heart valve replaced, there are a few things that are done to determine what type of valve the patient will recieve. The patient could recive one of the following valves: mechanical valves, tissue valves, homograft  valves, or allograft valves. These all have there advantages and disadvantages.

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Your body has about 5.6 liters (6 quarts) of blood. This 5.6 liters of blood circulates through the body three times every minute. In one day, the blood travels a total of 19,000 km (12,000 miles)--that's four times the distance across the US from coast to coast.
Allograft Valves Homograft Valves Tissue Valves Mechanical Valves
Types of Valves