News tagged with heart valve

Engineering heart valves for the many

The human heart beats approximately 35 million times every year, effectively pumping blood into the circulation via four different heart valves. Unfortunately, in over four million people each year, these delicate tissues ...

dateMay 18, 2017 in Materials Science
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Supercomputers listen to the heart

New supercomputer models have come closer than ever to capturing the behavior of normal human heart valves and their replacements, according to recent studies by groups including scientists at the Institute for Computational ...

dateAug 19, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Rare canine open-heart surgery succeeds

Last April, Dylan Raskin's Japanese Chin, Esme, was diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation, a fatal condition that causes backflow of blood in the heart's chambers. Though veterinarians initially treated the condition ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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