An Evaluation of the Influence of Coronary Flow on Transcatheter Heart Valve Neo-Sinus Flow Stasis

Transcatheter heart valve (THV) leaflet thrombosis in the neo-sinus and associated reduced leaflet motion is of clinical concern due to risks of embolism and worsened valve hemodynamics... ...We tested two replicas of FDA approved commercial THVs—intra-annular and supra-annular (similar to the SAPIEN 3 and CoreValve families)—in a left heart simulator with coronary flow... … The Georgia Tech left heart simulator is shown in Fig. 2a. The main flow rate was driven by the primary piston pump (Vivitro Labs Inc. Victoria, Canada); wall-tapped pressure transducers (Deltran DPT-200, Utah Medical Products Inc

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