A refined hemispheric model of normal human aortic valve and root geometry.


BACKGROUND Better understanding of aortic root geometry could improve diagnosis and reconstruction of pathologic aortic valves. In this study, a previous model of hemispheric aortic valve leaflets nested within a cylindrical aorta was refined in humans with normal aortic valves. METHODS Using 1-mm axial slices, high-resolution computed tomographic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.06.043