Differences in mechanical properties between human and porcine aortic root

@article{Martin2010DifferencesIM,
  title={Differences in mechanical properties between human and porcine aortic root},
  author={Caitlin E Martin and Thuy Minh Pham and Wei Sun},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE 36th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC)},
  year={2010},
  pages={1-2}
}
Recently, percutaneous aortic valve (PAV) replacement has been investigated as an endovascular alternative for the treatment of aortic stenosis. Percutaneous valve intervention requires a thorough material characterization of the human aortic root and ascending aorta for successful PAV deployment and function. Recent PAV clinical trials have been conducted on animal models under the assumption that animal tissues are closely related to human (1, 2). However, various adverse effects detected… CONTINUE READING