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Robert J Melder, Filippo Naso, Francesco Nicotra, Laura Russo, Ivan Vesely, Sugat R Tuladhar, Antonio M Calafiore, Peter Zilla, Alessandro Gandaglia, Sotiris Korossis, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, ezac583

This study was to evaluate the impact of a polyphenols-based treatment on the extrinsic mechanisms responsible for early BHV degeneration. The hydrodynamic performance of the polyphenolic-treated and untreated T-GT commercial BHVs was assessed under simulated pulsatile flow in a Vivitro Pulse Duplicator System. The treatment is chemically stable, improves tissue extensibility, and effectively stabilizes glutaraldehyde.

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Yuanjia Zhu, Matthew H. Park, Annabel Imbrie-Moore, Robert Wilkerson, Sarah Madira & Y. Joseph Woo, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery volume 17, Article number: 303 (2022)

Aortic regurgitation (AR) is one of the most common cardiac valvular diseases, and it is frequently caused by cusp prolapse. The simulator contains a programmable pulsatile linear piston pump (ViVitro Superpump, ViVitro Labs) and a viscoelastic impedance adapter (ViVitro) that is comprised of two compliance chambers and a fixed resistance element and generates a physiologic ventricular waveform. In this study, we successfully designed a commissure geometric alignment device that can manipulate aortic commissure positions to induce aortic cusp prolapse.

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Feng Guo, Rizheng Han, Jishan Ying, Zeping Zhang, Rui Yang, Xing Zhang, Journal of Materials Science & Technology, Volume 144, 1 May 2023, Pages 178-187

In this work, bioinspired anisotropic polymeric heart valves were fabricated using composite materials from polyurethane (PU) and natural cellulose fiber bundles. The hydrodynamic performance of the polymeric valve was evaluated by the ViVitro Pulse Duplicator system. Our results demonstrate the potential application of bioinspired anisotropic CPU composites as polymeric heart valves.

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Maria Rocchi, Marcus Ingram, Piet Claus, Jan D'hooge, Bart Meyns, Libera Fresiello, Artif Organs. 2022; 00: 1– 13

The aim of this review is to provide an overview on Mock Circulatory Loops and to discuss the recent developments of 3D anatomical models for cardiovascular Medical Device testing. One example is the ViVitro Pulse Duplicator system. The simulator is provided with a flexible ventricular sac activated by a piston pump. The addition of 3D anatomical models enables more realistic connections of the Medical Device with the implantation site and enhances the testing capabilities of the Mock Circulatory Loop.

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Shannen B. Kizilski, Xiaoya Zhang, Nicholas E. Kneier, Martha D. Chaillo Lizarraga, Noah E. Schulz, Peter E. Hammer & David M. Hoganson, Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology (2022)

The aim of this study was to develop a robust in vitro system for quantifying flow conditions after various RVOT interventions. The MCL was developed around the ViVitro Pulse Duplicator System with the viscoelastic impedance adapter and ventricle chamber attachments. The 3D-printed RVOT anatomical model and in vitro pulmonary circulatory loop developed in this work provide platform for planning and evaluating surgical interventions in the pediatric population.

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Lawrence N. Scotten, Rolland Siegel, David J. Blundon, Marcus-André Deutsch, Terence R. P. Martin, James W. Dutton, Ebrahim M. Kolahdouz, Boyce E. Griffith

To demonstrate a clear link between predicted blood shear forces during valve closure and thrombogenicity that explains the thrombogenic difference between tissue and mechanical valves and provides a practical metric to develop and refine prosthetic valve designs for reduced thrombogenicity. Incorporated as Vivitro Systems Inc (VSI), our primary focus was research, design and development of cardiac valve implant devices and on the laboratory test systems required. In 2009, work transitioned into a separate independent research and development enterprise, ViVitro Laboratories Inc. (VLI). The application of unique technology, rapid prototyping and ranking of flow velocity patterns near valve closure optimized experimental valve geometry for reduced thrombus potential compared with control valves.

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David Meier, Mariama Akodad, Andrew G. Chatfield, Georg Lutter, Thomas Puehler, Lars Søndergaard, David A. Wood, John G. Webb, Stephanie L. Sellers, and Janarthanan Sathananthan, J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. 2022 Aug, 15 (15) 1532–1539

The aim of this study was to assess the impact of commissural misalignment (CMA) on hydrodynamic function following VIV intervention with the ACURATE neo THV using a bench model. In VIV using the ACURATE neo THV at deep implantation, increasing degree of CMA was associated with THV leaflet interaction with those of the surgical valve and worsening regurgitant fraction. THV leaflet interaction was prevented when there was CA.

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K.Yu. Klyshnikov, E.A. Ovcharenko, Yu.A. Kudryavtseva, L.S. Barbarash, RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTOLOGY AND ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, Vol. XXII, No 2–2020

The aim of the study was an in vitro hydrodynamic study of the developed prosthetic heart valve of the second generation, designed to carry out an implantation using “valve-in-valve” method. ...Prototypes of the developed prosthesis were studied under simulated physiological conditions of the heart using a Vivitro Labs pulse duplicator (Canada) in a comparative aspect with “UniLine” clinical commercial aortic valve bioprosthesis (Russia)... ...The design of the prosthesis under development has shown its consistency in terms of functional characteristics, both in comparison with the original UniLine prosthesis and with literature data....

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Libby H. Welborn, Anna K. Himes, Ida E. Greenlee, Nyna J. DeWitt, Ava T. Burgess, Brandon K. Eberl, Olga Pierrakos, 2022 Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS)

The aim of this paper is to: 1) showcase the design process of a quadleaflet ePTFE valved conduit with a diameter of 16mm or less and 2) offer a hemodynamic performance comparison. ...The proposed valve was tested using the ViVitro Pulse Duplicator under physiologic cardiac conditions... ...A comparison between the two ePTFE handmade valves (trileaflet and quadleaflet) demonstrated hemodynamic differences in regurgitation due to leaflet number. The handmade valves both showed increased regurgitation compared to a Carbomedics valve (commercially available design). Regurgitation had varying effects on pressure gradients and cardiac output...

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K.Yu. Klyshnikov, P.S. Onischenko, Е.А. Ovcharenko, СТМ, 2022, vol. 14, No.2

The aim of the study was to study the complex biomechanics of the aortic valve prosthesis and to analyze the effect of frame mobility on the stress-strain state and geometry of the valve leaflet apparatus using a numerical simulation method, which reproduces the qualitative and quantitative results of its bench tests. ...The simulation was validated by comparing the results of numerical and bench simulation on the ViVitro Labs hydrodynamic system (ViVitro Labs Inc., Canada)... ...The results of the UniLine prosthesis biomechanics modeling have demonstrated that mobility of the frame struts of the heart valve prosthesis is a crucial aspect in assessing the effectiveness of the leaflet apparatus geometry and may be a negative factor in case of a highly elastic leaflet material...

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Salwa B. Anam, Brandon J. Kovarovic, Ram P. Ghosh, Matteo Bianchi, Ashraf Hamdan, Rami Haj-Ali & Danny Bluestein - Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology (2022)

Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiac malformation, which had been treated off-label by transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure for several years, until its recent approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Conformité Européenne (CE) to treat BAVs. ...Materials and Methods Patient-specific in silico models and 3D printed replicas of 3 BAV patients with different degrees of post-TAVR paravalvular leakage (PVL) were created. Patient-specific TAVR device deployment was modeled in silico and in vitro—following … ...PVL degree and locations were consistent with the clinical data. Cross-validation comparing the stent deformation and the flow parameters between the in silico and the in vitro models demonstrated good agreement....

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H. Appa, K. Park, D. Bezuidenhout, B. van Breda, B. de Jongh, J. de Villiers, R. Chacko, J. Scherman, C. Ofoegbu, J. Swanevelder, M. Cousins, P. Human, R. Smith, F. Vogt, B, K. Podesser, C. Schmitz, L. Conradi, H. Treede, H. Schröfel, T. Fischlein, M. Grabenwöger, X. Luo, H. Coombes, S. Matskeplishvili, D. F. Williams, P. Zilla, Front. Cardiovasc. Med., 03 March 2022

...Hydrodynamic testing to determine gradients (ΔP), effective orifice areas (EOA) and regurgitant fractions was performed in a pulse duplicator (Cardiac Output: 5 L/min; 37°C; 70 bpm; Stroke Volume: 32 ± 5 ml; Systolic Phase Duration of 35 ± 5%) (ViVitro Labs Inc; Victoria, BC, Canada)...The BE TAVR system met all requirements for which it was developed...

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Y. Zhu, A. M. Imbrie-Moore, R. J. Wilkerson, M. J. Paulsen, M. H. Park & Y. Joseph Woo, BMC Cardiovascular Disorders volume 22, Article number: 73 (2022)

...The left heart simulator, which has been previously described, features a pulsatile linear piston pump (ViVitro Superpump, ViVitro Labs, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) to generate physiologic parameters using the pump controller and software (ViVitest Software, ViVitro Labs) programmed in accordance with ISO 5840 standards for in vitro valve testing...The mitral annular dilation system successfully generated an ex vivo mitral annular dilation model with MR...

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M. Alizadeh, M. Cote, A. Branzan Albu, Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision 2022

...Our experimental setup to collect high-quality videos and pressure and velocity data involves tricupsid BHVs mounted in the Pulse Duplicator device from ViVitro Labs...Experiments on four cases that include three different tricuspid BHVs yielded promising results, with the DTW scores showing a good coherence with respect to the simulations...

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R. Whiting, E. Sander, C. Conway, T. J. Vaughan. 2021.

...To evaluate the hydrodynamic performance of each valve, in vitro bench testing was performed using a Vivitro Pulse Duplicator (Figure 2a) (Vivitro Labs, Inc. Victoria, B.C.) according to ISO 5840...

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C. D. Hsu, A. Mirza, R. Matheny, S. Ramaswamy. Structural Heart. Vol. 5.

...hydrodynamic testing of the valves mounted in mitral and tricuspid positions were performed using a pulse duplicator system (ViVitro Labs) using 0.9% saline solution...

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Jason Voorneveld, Hicham Saaid, Christiaan Schinkel, Nikola Radeljic, Boris Lippe, Frank J.H. Gijsen, Antonius F.W.van der Steen, Nico de Jong, Tom Claessens, Hendrik J. Vos, Sasa Kenjeres, Johan G. Bosch - Elsevier Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology - Available online 8 January 2020

Left ventricular (LV) blood flow is an inherently complex time-varying 3-D phenomenon, where 2-D quantification often ignores the effect of out-of-plane motion. In this study, we describe high frame rate 4-D echocardiographic particle image velocimetry (echo-PIV) using a prototype matrix transesophageal transducer and a dynamic LV phantom for testing the accuracy of echo-PIV in the presence of complex flow patterns.... … 1a). The mitral and aortic tracts of the LV were connected to atrial and compliance chambers (transparent acrylic, built in-house), which were connected via a tube with an adjustable resistance valve (ViVitro Labs … ... We demonstrate that 4-D echo-PIV could be performed in just four heart cycles, which would require only a short breath-hold, providing promising results. However, methods for resolving high velocity gradients in regions of poor spatial resolution are required before clinical translation....

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Jae H. Lee, Alex D. Rygg, Ebrahim M. Kolahdouz, Simone Rossi, Stephen M. Retta, Nandini Duraiswamy, Lawrence N. Scotten, Brent A. Craven, and Boyce E. Grith -

Computer modeling and simulation (CM&S) is a powerful tool for assessing the performance of medical devices such as bioprosthetic heart valves (BHVs) and promises to accelerate device design and regulation. This study describes work to develop dynamic computer models of BHVs in the aortic test section of an experimental pulse duplicator platform that is used in academia, industry, and regulatory agencies to assess BHV performance... ...This work represents a step towards the experimental validation of this FSI modeling platform for evaluating BHVs.... … In vitro experiments are performed using two different experimental platforms, including a ViVitro Pulse Duplicator (ViVitro Labs, Inc., Victoria, BC, Canada) available through the FDA Cardiac Device Flow Lab and a customized …

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Feng Guo (郭峰)Chang Liu (刘唱)Rizheng Han (韩日峥)Qiang Lu (吕强)Yun Bai (白芸)Rui Yang (杨锐)Dun Niu (牛盾)Email authorXing Zhang (张兴) -Science China Materials

Herein, two types of silk fibroin (SF) fiber membranes with anisotropic (ASF) and isotropic (ISF) properties were prepared by electrospinning, and were further combined with poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEGDA) hydrogels to serve as polymeric heart valve (PHV) substitutes (PEGDA-ASF and PEGDA-ISF)... ...The PHVs from both PEGDA-ASF and PEGDA-ISF presented appropriate hydrodynamic properties from pulse duplicator tests according to the ISO 5840-3 standard.... ...The Gauss curvature analysis also indicated that the anisotropic PEGDA-ASF valve can produce appropriate surface morphology by dynamically adjusting the movement of bending area during the opening process... … 1c, d). Pulse duplicator tests In vitro hemodynamic properties of PHVs were tested in a 0.9% saline solution using a pulse duplicator system (Vivitro Labs, Inc., British Columbia, Canada) according to the ISO 5840-3 standard [21] …

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Miss Brittany A. Gonzalez, Miss Elnaz Pour Issa, Mr. Omkar V. Mankame, Miss Jenniffer Bustillos, Mr. Antonio Cuellar, Mr. Andres J. Rodriguez, Dr. Frank Scholl, Dr. Steven Bibevski, Dr. Lazaro Hernandez, Mr. Vincent Brehier, Mr. Mike Casares, Dr. Krishna Rivas, Dr. Pablo Morales, Mr. Jesus Lopez, Dr. Joseph Wagner, Dr. Jennifer Bibevski, Dr. Arvind Agarwal, Dr. Florence George, and Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy - Tissue Engineering Part A. December 5, 2019

Conceptually, a tissue engineered heart valve (TEHV) would be especially appealing in the pediatric setting since small size and somatic growth constraints would be alleviated. Here, we utilized porcine small intestinal submucosa (PSIS) for valve replacement... … the Dacron tubes housing the PSIS valves were measured in order to secure the valve‐in‐ conduit (Figure 1) in the mitral position within a pulse duplicator system (ViVitro Labs, Victoria, BC) … A pulse duplicator system… ... Our findings suggest that the altered structural responses of PSIS, post-fatigue, rather than de novo tissue formation, are primarily responsible for the valve’s ability to accommodate somatic growth during the acute phase (90 days) following mitral valve replacement...

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