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Ann Biomed Eng. 2015 Apr;43(4):844-57. doi: 10.1007/s10439-014-1191-5. Epub 2014 Dec 2.

Emerging trends in heart valve engineering: Part II. Novel and standard technologies for aortic valve replacement.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology, University of California, Irvine, 2410 Engineering Hall, Irvine, CA, 92697-2730, USA,


The engineering of technologies for heart valve replacement (i.e., heart valve engineering) is an exciting and evolving field. Since the first valve replacement, technology has progressed by leaps and bounds. Innovations emerge frequently and supply patients and physicians with new, increasingly efficacious and less invasive treatment options. As much as any other field in medicine the treatment of heart valve disease has experienced a renaissance in the last 10 years. Here we review the currently available technologies and future options in the surgical and transcatheter treatment of aortic valve disease. Different valves from major manufacturers are described in details with their applications.

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