Research on biological and mechanical heart valves: experimental studies in chronic animal models.

  • Bart Meuris
  • Published 2002 in
    Verhandelingen - Koninklijke Academie voor…


In the total pre-clinical evaluation of new heart valve substitutes, there is an absolute need for chronic experimental valve testing in different animal models. Also fundamental research towards mechanisms of calcification, tissue degeneration and valve thrombosis requires standardized and well-controlled animal models. Possible clinical use of a new… (More)