Numerical Investigation of the Performance of Three Hinge Designs of Bileaflet Mechanical Heart Valves

@inproceedings{Simon2010NumericalIO,
  title={Numerical Investigation of the Performance of Three Hinge Designs of Bileaflet Mechanical Heart Valves},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne A. Simon and Liang Ge and Fotis Sotiropoulos and Ajit P. Yoganathan},
  booktitle={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
  year={2010}
}
Thromboembolic complications (TECs) of bileaflet mechanical heart valves (BMHVs) are believed to be due to the nonphysiologic mechanical stresses imposed on blood elements by the hinge flows. Relating hinge flow features to design features is, therefore, essential to ultimately design BMHVs with lower TEC rates. This study aims at simulating the pulsatile three-dimensional hinge flows of three BMHVs and estimating the TEC potential associated with each hinge design. Hinge geometries are… CONTINUE READING

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