Laura A. Garrison

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Vapor cavities produced by low pressure fluid flow conditions have been observed in the vicinity of mechanical heart valves for many years. As cavities collapse during pressure recovery, they can produce stresses large enough to cause pitting of the valve occluders and lysing or activation of blood cells. To date, no method has been presented for the(More)
A new mock circulatory loop was developed for hemolysis studies associated with the Penn State electric ventricular assist device (EVAD). This flow loop has several advantages over previously designed loops. It is small enough to accommodate experiments in which only single units of blood are available, it is made out of biocompatible materials, it(More)
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