Effect of mitral valve geometry on valve competence

  title={Effect of mitral valve geometry on valve competence},
  author={D. M. Espino and Duncan E. T. Shepherd and Keith G. Buchan},
  journal={Heart and Vessels},
The aim of the investigation was to vary certain geometrical features of the mitral valve in vitro, in order to understand their role in valve function. Geometrical changes to mitral valve components are known to affect valve function, but complete understanding of how geometrical changes influence valve function is far from complete. Test apparatus has been used to apply pressure to porcine mitral valves. Porcine mitral valve specimens were tested both in their intact state and with a specific… CONTINUE READING
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