Giorgio Donzella

Learn More
The structural and functional effects of the "edge-to-edge" technique on the human mitral valve have been investigated, paying particular attention to the diastolic phase. An advanced finite element model of the valve has been developed, using a hyperelastic material schematization, suitable geometry and constraint conditions, and an effective fluidodynamic(More)
Percutaneous procedures for double-orifice mitral valve repair using the MitraClip device (clip) have been recently introduced as new treatment options as alternatives to medical management and open-heart surgery, especially for patients with high estimated operative risk. Similarly to the open-heart surgical technique, where suturing is used, the clip(More)
A very important medical problem for females is urinary incontinence, sometimes associated with faecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. One of the most common reasons these issues are increasing is clearly the muscle damage during childbirth. This article focusses on understanding the complex behaviour of the levator ani muscles involved in the(More)
  • 1