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Publication Detail
Polymeric heart valves
  • Publication Type:
    Chapter
  • Authors:
    Rahmani B, Hossein G, Tzamtzis S, Burriesci G, Seifalian AM
  • Publisher:
    Springer Reference
  • Publication date:
    30/10/2012
  • Place of publication:
    New York
  • Edition:
    2013
  • ISBN-13:
    978-3-642-16712-6
  • Status:
    Published
  • Book title:
    Encyclopaedia of Biophysics
  • Number of volumes:
    4
Abstract
Cardiac valve replacement (CVR) represents the second most common cardiac operation after coronary artery bypass grafting (Roberts and Ko 2005). A CVR is usually needed when a severely damaged heart valve fails to maintain its normal physiologic function, which is providing unidirectional smooth blood flow through the heart chambers and the main vessels by regular opening and closing throughout each cardiac cycle. The heart valves are unique elements of the cardiovascular ...
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