Mauro Grigioni

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The main purpose of this study is to reproduce in silico the dynamics of a bileaflet mechanical heart valve (MHV; St Jude Hemodynamic Plus, 27mm characteristic size) by means of a fully implicit fluid-structure interaction (FSI) method, and experimentally validate the results using an ultrafast cinematographic technique. The computational model was(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Simulation of the opening and closure dynamics of a mechanical valve through a moving deforming mesh algorithm presents a challenge because of the large rotations of the leaflet and of the small gaps between the housing and the leaflets, which make remeshing a critical issue. The present study offers a computational approach(More)
This paper aims at delivering a structured overview of telerehabilitation literature by analysing the entire set of articles under the search terms "telerehabilitation" or "tele-rehabilitation" to portray "state of the art" ten years after the publication of the first scientific article on the topic. A structured study has been conducted by considering all(More)
With the increasing use of artificial organs, blood damage has been raising ever more clinical concern. Blood trauma is in fact a major complication resulting from the implantation of medical devices and the use of life support apparatuses. Red blood cells damage predictive models furnish critical information on both the design and the evaluation of(More)
A three-dimensional, realistic model of an aortic mechanical heart valve and Valsalva sinuses was developed to predict, by means of a numerical time dependent simulation, the flow field during a fraction of the systolic period. The numeric simulation was performed upon a model of valve similar to a Carbomedics 27 mm placed in a physiologic aortic root(More)
Prosthetic heart valves (PHVs) are engineered devices used for replacing diseased natural cardiac valves. This article presents several investigational techniques for the evaluation of the performance of these clinical devices, whose implantation is not completely free of drawbacks. The state-of-the-art in the technological approach for PHV testing is(More)
Blood trauma caused by medical devices is a major concern. Complications following the implantation/application of devices such as prosthetic heart valves, cannulae, blood pumps, tubing, and throttles lead to sublethal and lethal damage to platelets and erythrocytes. This damage is provided by the alterations in fluid dynamics, providing a mechanical load(More)
The main purpose of the study was to verify if helical flow, widely observed in several vessels, might be a signature of the blood dynamics of vein graft anastomosis. We investigated the existence of a relationship between helical flow structures and vascular wall indexes of atherogenesis in aortocoronary bypass models with different geometric features. In(More)
OBJECTIVE Total extracardiac cavopulmonary connection is an established procedure, but the best spatial arrangement remains controversial. On the basis of our clinical experience with total extracardiac cavopulmonary connection, we performed quantitative and qualitative flow analysis on total extracardiac cavopulmonary connection models simulating the two(More)