The flexural rigidity of the aortic valve leaflet in the commissural region.

@article{Mirnajafi2006TheFR,
  title={The flexural rigidity of the aortic valve leaflet in the commissural region.},
  author={Ali Mirnajafi and Jeremy M Raymer and Leigh R McClure and Michael S. Sacks},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2006},
  volume={39 16},
  pages={
          2966-73
        }
}
Flexure is a major deformation mode of the aortic valve (AV) leaflet, particularly in the commissural region where the upper portion of the leaflet joins the aortic root. However, there are no existing data known on the mechanical properties of leaflet in the commissural region. To address this issue, we quantified the effective stiffness of the commissural region using a cantilever beam method. Ten specimens were prepared, with each specimen flexed in the direction of natural leaflet motion… CONTINUE READING
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