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Okanagan valve : the next generation of mechanical heart valves

...research topic of designing a radical mechanical heart valve prosthesis that leveraged novel design elements to mitigate anticoagulant therapy and improve patient quality of life... ....problems have plagued the most common form of MHVs, bileaflet mechanical heart valves (BMHVs), for decades as their designs have stagnated.... ... This research was conducted to design and validate a BMHV that would have similar hemodynamic properties to native heart valves, enabling implantation without reliance on post-operative anti-coagulants.... ... modern, digital ViVitro SuperPump and its power and control system which combined, produce the user-selected waveform for testing...

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