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Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), i.e. the fusion of two aortic valve cusps, is the most frequent congenital cardiac malformation. Its progression is often characterized by accelerated leaflet calcification and aortic wall dilation. These processes are likely enhanced by altered biomechanical stimuli, including fluid-dynamic wall shear stresses (WSS) acting on(More)
The construction of a high resolution (0.005-cm(-1)) Michelson interferometer with cat's eye retroreflectors is described in some detail. The instrument line shape function of the Fourier spectrometer at 0.63 microm agrees with theory at 0.02-cm(-1) resolution. Absorption spectra of gases have been measured using a 40-m White cell. Infrared luminescence(More)
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiac disease and is a foremost risk factor for aortopathies. Despite the genetic basis of BAV and of the associated aortopathies, BAV-related alterations in aortic fluid-dynamics, and particularly in wall shear stresses (WSSs), likely play a role in the progression of aortopathy, and may(More)
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