This chapter reviews the anatomical and functional aspects of human cardiac heart valves, in relation to surgical and percutaneous therapies. Understanding the underlying features and structures of the heart valves is essential when designing and/or implementing repair/replacement devices for valvular disease treatment. Pertinent history and current technologies in the field of valve repair and replacement procedures are reviewed, as they provide insights into the future of valve bioprosthesis engineering. In addition, Visible Heart methodologies will be highlighted for their unique role in valvular anatomical/functional studies and preclinical testing of repair/replacement technologies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Engineering in Medicine|
|Subtitle of host publication||Advances and Challenges|
|Number of pages||36|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2018|
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- Atrioventricular valves
- Cardiac anatomy
- Cardiac physiology
- Semilunar valves
- Valve repair and replacement
- Valvular disease