Severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is life-threatening but is often undertreated. Many patients with severe TR are denied heart valve replacement surgery because their old age or comorbidities predispose them to a higher risk of surgical complications associated with open-heart surgery. ... by 19% as an initial study. The silicone atrium was incorporated into a pulsatile flow loop that was driven by a wave-generating piston pump (SuperPump AR series, ViVitro Labs Inc., Victoria, BC, Canada). The flow rate in the ...Go to the Article
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