Aortic Valve Leaflet Curvature as a Function of Elastin Degradation

... Aortic valve calcification (AVC) is caused by defects in the valves and it is a health condition which usually requires surgical valve replacement... ...The proposed project aims to capture images of the aortic leaflet curvature while cyclic flexure is conducted... The curvature of the leaflets will be captured using two high-frame rate video systems. The aortic valve leaflet flexure experiments will be produced using a Vivitro Pulse Duplicator (Vivitro Labs Inc. Victoria, BC, Canada) …

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