Published in Health Risk Factor Week, October 3rd, 2006
Study 1: Study demonstrates three bileaflet valve designs do not cause sufficient turbulence to induce damage to platelets or erythrocytes.
According to recent research from Denmark, "Mechanical heart valves can cause thromboembolic complications, possibly due to abnormal flow patterns that produce turbulence downstream of the valve. The objective of this study was to investigate whether three different bileaflet valve designs would exhibit clinically relevant differences in downstream turbulent stresses. Three bileaflet mechanical heart valves (Medtronic Advantage,...
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