Developments in cardiovascular valve technology

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Abstract

This chapter reviews clinical indications for valve replacement, with emphasis on the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves, as well as the physiology associated with valve replacements. Another section describes valve biomaterial and the effects of these materials on thrombogenicity, resistance or susceptibility to infection. Finally, an introduction to newer biomaterial and valve designs will further pique the reader, with the intent of spawning new approaches in the ongoing refinement of cardiac valves.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomaterials and Devices for the Circulatory System
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages89-122
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9781845694647
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Heart valve
  • Valve biomaterials
  • Valve replacement

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