The design and fabrication of a novel mitral heart valve for catheter-based insertion

The aim of this collaboration is to produce a novel design of percutaneous mitral valve that utilizes the synthetic cryogel material developed at the Heart Valve Performance Laboratory, UBC Okanagan campus for the valve leaflets, along with different anchoring mechanisms to develop an optimized option for testing. The proposed design will be made for either the transseptal, that being a puncture between the right atrium and left atrium to give access to the native mitral valve, or the transapical approach, that being entering through the apex of the heart into the left ventricle. TO BE CONT'D

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Dylan Goode
Faculty Supervisor: 
Hadi Mohammadi
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British Columbia
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