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A geometrically accommodating heart valve replacement

While congenital heart valve disease has life-threatening consequences that warrant early valve replacement, the development of a growth-accommodating prosthetic valve has remained elusive, and as such, thousands of children continue to face multiple high-risk open-heart operations to replace outgrown valves.... ...We demonstrate a biomimetic prosthetic heart valve that is sizeadaptable to accommodate somatic growth and structural asymmetries within the heart... … (Resonetics Israel Ltd, Or Akiva, Israel). In vitro testing In vitro hydrodynamic performance testing Valve prototypes were tested in an in vitro pulsatile flow loop apparatus (ViVitro Labs Inc, Victoria, BC Canada). The in vitro …

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