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In the words of its authors, this monograph has "endeavored to define the principles upon which the development of improved aortic valve prostheses must be based." A mechanical engineer, an experimental pathologist, and a surgeon have combined efforts to provide a sophisticated approach to the principles underlying the quest for the ideal aortic valve replacement.
The structural mechanics of the aortic valve are first meticulously analyzed from acutely frozen specimens of mammalian aortas whose valve geometry has been altered by varying levels of physiologic blood pressure. Elegant photographs demonstrate the stresses to which the valve is subjected, and exacting calculations
Prosthetic Replacement of the Aortic Valve.. Ann Intern Med. ;77:335. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-2-335_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(2):335.
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