Bjork-Shiley valve

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Björk-Shi·ley valve

(byōrk shī'lē),
a low profile tilting disc mechanical heart valve.
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V.O., 20th century Swedish cardiothoracic surgeon.
Björk-Shiley valve - prosthetic aortic/mitral valve.
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With the Bjork-Shiley valve foremost in their minds, lawmakers passed the Safe Medical Devices Act of 1990, greatly enlarging the FDA's authority to regulate manufacturers of medical devices.
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