Development of an intraluminal device for the treatment of aortic regurgitation: prototype and in vitro testing system.


OBJECTIVES Development of an intraluminal device to reduce aortic regurgitation could provide a strategy intermediate between medical treatment and aortic valve replacement. An initial prototype and a testing system have been designed. METHODS Aortic valves obtained from heart transplant recipients were explanted and assessed in a mock circulatory loop… (More)


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