Engineering and technologies associated with cardiac valve repair and replacement therapies

Jorge D.Zhingre Sanchez, Michael G Bateman, Paul A. Iaizzo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations


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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngineering in Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances and Challenges
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9780128130681
ISBN (Print)9780128135143
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


  • Atrioventricular valves
  • Cardiac anatomy
  • Cardiac physiology
  • Semilunar valves
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Valvular disease


Dive into the research topics of 'Engineering and technologies associated with cardiac valve repair and replacement therapies'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this