Preclinical hemodynamic assessment of a new trileaflet mechanical valve in the aortic position in a bovine model


GREGORIC I. D. , EYA K., TAMEZ D., CERVERA R., BYLER D., CONGER J., ...More

JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE, vol.13, no.2, pp.254-259, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.254-259

Abstract

Background and aim of the study: The hemodynamic characteristics of a new trileaflet mechanical heart valve (TTV) (TriFlo Inc., Costa Mesa, CA, USA) in the aortic position were evaluated in a bovine model. The TTV was designed to combine the durability of mechanical heart valves with the central flow characteristics of a bioprosthesis.