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Development and Testing of Prosthetic Heart Valves: Cardiovascular Simulation and Life Support Systems

  • M. M. Black

Abstract

The major part of this paper deals with the design, development and testing of flexible leaflet prosthetic heart valves. Other applications of the valves are indicated so as to give as complete a picture as possible of the likely biomedical uses of this type of valve. Various in vitro test rigs have been developed to evaluate the performance of these valves including a simulator for the left side action of the heart. Details of this equipment are given as they may be of interest to others working in this field.

Keywords

Pulmonary Artery Pressure Fatigue Failure Prosthetic Valve Leaflet Valve Prosthetic Heart Valve 
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© Bioengineering Unit, University of Strathclyde 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Black
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Applied SciencesUniversity of SussexBrightonEngland

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