This illustration was done for the Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT Magna Aortic Heart Valve.
The client requested the left ventricle be depicted in it’s contracted phase, with blood streaming upwards through the open replacement valve.
Sometimes defective heart valves can’t be repaired and must be replaced. This surgery involves removing the faulty valve and replacing it with a man-made or biological valve. Biological valves are made from pig, cow, or human heart tissue and may have man-made parts as well. These valves are specially treated, so you won’t need medicines to stop your body from rejecting the valve. – National Institute of Health