Simulating heart valve mechanical behavior for planning surgical repair.

Hammer, Peter.

Abstract: Heart valves are functionally complex, making surgical repair difficult. Simulation-based surgical planning could facilitate repair, but current finite element (FE) studies are prohibitively slow for rapid, clinically-oriented simulations. An anisotropic, nonlinear mass-spring (M-S) model is presented to approximate the membrane behavior of heart valve leaflet tissue, and it is coupled w... read more

Tufts University. Department of Biomedical Engineering.
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