A Novel Method for Optical High Spatiotemporal Strain Analysis for Transcatheter Aortic Valves In Vitro

The aim of this study was to develop a platform for noncontact TAVI valve deformation analysis with both high temporal and spatial resolutions based on stereophotogrammetry and digital image correlation (DIC). A left-heart pulsatile in vitro flow loop system for mounting of TAVI valves was designed. ... Based on a piston pump (ViVitro SuperDup'r pump, ViVitro systems, Victoria, BC, Canada) a left-heart in vitro flow loop with peripheral units comprising a ventricular chamber, an atrial reservoir, an aortic root in which test valves can be installed, an arterial compliance section ...

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