Comparison of steady-state and transient flow measurements for the characterization of paravalvular leakage of transcatheter-aortic valve prostheses

We investigated the comparability between steady-state and transient PVL measurements as an input parameter for simulations in virtual cohorts. For the pulsatile flow testing we used a commercial pulse duplicator system (ViVitro Labs, Inc., Victoria, BC, Canada). An increasing pressure on the closed Evolut PRO TAVR in different annuls models during the steady flow measurements resulted in an increased flow.

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