Omnicarbon 21 mm aortic valve prosthesis: in vitro hydrodynamic and echo-Doppler study.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to perform combined hydrodynamic and Doppler echocardiographic tests of the Omnicarbon 21 mm cardiac valve in aortic position in our Pulse Duplicator System for simultaneous assessment of valve performance and valve leakage data. During forward flow conditions, measured mean pressure gradients are between 4.5 and 20.2 mmHg (11.9… (More)

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