Heart Valve Mechanics

Authored by: Ajit Yoganathan , Anna M. Fallon , Jorge H. Jimenez

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120041809

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Abstract

This entry presents a detailed description of the function, hemodynamics, and mechanics of the four valves in the human heart. Each valve is discussed in terms of structure and function, hemodynamics, and valve mechanisms.

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