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.
|Title of host publication||Biomaterials and Devices for the Circulatory System|
|Number of pages||34|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
- Cardiac surgery
- Heart valve
- Valve biomaterials
- Valve replacement