S. Fortini

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Aortic root dilation and propensity to dissection are typical manifestations of the Marfan Syndrome (MS), a genetic defect leading to the degeneration of the elastic fibres. Dilation affects the structure of the flow and, in turn, altered flow may play a role in vessel dilation, generation of aneurysms, and dissection. The aim of the present work is the(More)
This review has the purpose of retracing the work of Professor Bernard Sabel and his group over the last 2-3 decades, in order to understand how they achieved formulation of the 'Residual Vision Activation Theory'. The methodology proposed is described, from the first studies in 1995 with High Resolution Perimetry requiring a six-months training period, to(More)
  • Alberto Amato, S. Fortini, +7 authors Maurizio Ribera d'Alcalà
  • The Review of scientific instruments
  • 2016
In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in the impact of turbulence on aquatic organisms. In response to this interest, a novel instrument has been constructed, TURBOGEN, that generates turbulence in water volumes up to 13 l. TURBOGEN is fully computer controlled, thus, allowing for a high level of reproducibility and for variations of the(More)
This study aims to investigate turbulence inside a model of the human ascending aorta as a function of the main flow control parameters. For this purpose, we performed a two-dimensional in vitro investigation of the pulsatile flow inside a laboratory model of a healthy aorta by varying both the Reynolds and Womersley numbers. Our findings indicate that the(More)
BACKGROUND Haemodynamic performance of heart valve prosthesis can be defined as its ability to fully open and completely close during the cardiac cycle, neither overloading heart work nor damaging blood particles when passing through the valve. In this perspective, global and local flow parameters, valve dynamics and blood damage safety of the prosthesis,(More)
In vitro analysis of the heart prosthetic valves can have a deep impact both in the design of more efficient valves models and in the determination of the best patient/prosthesis match after a surgical intervention. In this context, the study of the aortic valve is of great interest since the aorta is the main artery leaving the heart and plays a(More)
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