Experimental Investigation of Left Ventricular Flow Patterns After Percutaneous Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Repair.
Artif Organs 2017 Nov 23. Epub 2017 Nov 23.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Mitral valve percutaneous edge-to-edge repair (PEtER) is a viable solution in high-risk patients with severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation. However, the generated double-orifice configuration poses challenges for the evaluation of the hemodynamic performance of the mitral valve and may alter flow patterns in the left ventricle (LV) during diastole. This in vitro study aims to evaluate the hemodynamic modifications following a simulated PEtER. Read More