Design, manufacturing and testing of a green non-isocyanate polyurethane prosthetic heart valve

Valve replacement with prosthetic heart valves has shown to substantially improve survival in patients, and is currently considered the effective treatment for aortic valve disease. Manufactured tri-leaflet NIPU valves with an internal diameter of 19 mm were placed in the aortic valve position of a left heart model (pulse duplicator equipment, from ViVitro labs). Testing of the NIPU valves in a pulse duplicator showed good hydrodynamic performance.

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