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Basic Research - Valve Science and Diseases | Back to Top
B01
Gene Changes In Early Stage Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease
Greg R. Markby1, Kim M. Summers1, Vicky MacRae1, Brendan M. Corcoran2.
1The Roslin institute, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
B02
Aortic Root Morphology influences Sinus Washout Efficiency
Bernhard Vennemann1, David Hasler2, Silje E. Jahren2, Dominik Obrist2, Thomas Rösgen1.
1Institute of Fluid Dynamics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 2ARTORG Center, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
B03
Cadherin-11 Overexpression Induces Calcification In Mature Aortic Valves: A Novel Model For Calcific Aortic Stenosis
Derek Sung, Caitlin Bowen, Kiran Vaidya, Matthew Donnelly, Nikita Ciapurin, Andrew Recknagel, Jonathan Butcher.
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.
B04
Comparison of Fibrous Tissue Growth in Bioprosthetic Heart Valves in Chronic Sheep Models
Tara J. Tod1, Rachel Gohres1, Mohammed Torky2, Bart Meuris2.
1Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA, 2University Hospitals Leuven, Cardiac Surgery, Leuven, Belgium.
B05
Pulmonary Homografts In Children - Expanding The Donor Pool By Extending Post Mortem Harvest Times
Francis E. Smit, 11, Johannes J. van den Heever, 11, Dreyer Bester, 11, Lezelle Botes, 22, Susan Vosloo, 11, Pascal Dohmen, 11.
1University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 2Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
B06
Opening Pattern Of Bicuspid Aortic Valve Influences Hemodynamics Of The Aorta And Wall Shear Stress: A Left Ventricle-aortic valve-aorta Computational Model Study
Koichi Sughimoto1, Takashi Fujiwara2, Alex J. Barker3, Shinzo Torii1, Tadashi Kitamura1, Mamika Motokawa1, Yurie Miyata1, Kagami Miyaji1, Hao Liu4.
1Kitasato University Hospital, Sagamihara, Japan, 2Chiba Univertisy, Chiba, Japan, 3Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA, 4Chiba University, Chiba, Japan.
B07
Differential Expression of MicroRNAs in Aortic Valves during LVAD-Support
Jan Willem van Rijswijk1, Laura L. van Haren2, Joyce van Kuik3, Manon M.H. Huibers3, Roel A. de Weger3, Jolanda Kluin2.
1Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2Cardiothoracic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 3Pathology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands.
B08
Effects of Transcatheter Heart Valve Oversizing Left Ventricular Outflow on Valve Leaflet Bending Stress Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation With The Corevalve: an In-vitro Study
Viktória Stanová1, Anne-Sophie Zenses2, Régis Rieu3, Lionel Thollon4, Lyes Kadem5, Morgane Evin4, Philippe Pibarot6.
1Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, ISM, Inst Movement Sci, GIBoc, Marseille, France, Aix Marseille Univ, IFSTTAR, LBA, Marseille, France, 2Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, ISM, Inst Movement Sci, GIBoc, Marseille, France, 3Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, ISM, Inst Movement Sci, GIBoc, Marseille Cedex 09, France, 4Aix Marseille Univ, IFSTTAR, LBA, Marseille, France, 5Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, 6Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec, QC, Canada.
B09
TGFb Pathway Abnormalities Cause Metabolic Dysregulation During Valve Disease
Varun K. Krishnamurthy, Matthew C. Sapp, Andrew J. Stout, K. Jane Grande-Allen.
Rice University, Houston, TX, USA.
B10
Serum from Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Patients Reveals Links to Valvular Interstitial Cell Activation
Brian A. Aguado1, Katherine B. Schuetze2, Joseph C. Grim1, Timothy A. McKinsey2, Kristi S. Anseth1.
1University of Colorado - Boulder, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boulder, CO, USA, 2University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA.

Experimental and Computational Valve Tissue Studies | Back to Top
B11
How Aortic Valve Design affects Blood Flow in the Ascending Aorta
David Hasler1, Bernhard Vennemann2, Silje E. Jahren1, Bernhard Winkler3, Thierry Carrel3, Dominik Obrist1.
1ARTORG Center, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, 2Institute of Fluid Dynamics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 3Dept. of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
B12
Multi-resolution Models of the Mitral Valve Leaflets for High-fidelity Image-based Simulations
Amir H. Khalighi1, Andrew Drach1, Robert C. Gorman2, Joseph H. Gorman2, Michael S. Sacks1.
1The University of Texas as Austin, Austin, TX, USA, 2Univeristy of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
B13
Mitral Valve Posterior Leaflet Reconstruction using Porcine Extracellular Matrix - An Acute Echocardiography Study
Marcell J. Tjřrnild, 1, Sřren N. Skov, 1, Leila L. Benhassen, 1, Karen B. Poulsen, 1, Mona Sharghbin, 1, Farhad Waziri, 1, Diana M. Rřpcke, 1, Sten L. Nielsen, 1.
Institute of Clinical Medicine and Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Arhus, Denmark.
B14
In Vitro Calcification Testing of Bioprosthetic Heart Valves: A Reference Study
Nicole Kiesendahl, Christoph Schmitz, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Ulrich Steinseifer.
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.
B15
Patient-Specific FSI Modelling of the Left Heart for Pre-Operative Planning of Valve Surgery
Panagiotis Kalozoumis1, Michele Marino2, Christof Huschler1, Samir Sarikouch1, Dagmar Hartung1, Axel Haverich1, Sotirios Korossis1.
1Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, 2Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Germany.
B16
Early Changes In Ice-free Cryopreserved Heart Valve Allografts In a Juvenile Sheep Model
Anna C. Biermann1, Peggi M. Angel2, Connor West2, Rick D. Drake2, Elizabeth D. Greene3, Lia H. Campbell3, Kelvin GM Brockbank3, Ulrich A. Stock1.
1University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2MUSC, Charleston, SC, USA, 3Tissue Testing Technologies LLC, Charleston, SC, USA.
B17
Assessing The Effects Of Calcification In Bovine Pericardium Used In Heart Valve Prostheses
Bruce P. Murphy, Gerard M. Cooney, John Duffy, Robert Gaul, Alix Whelan, Caitriona Lally, Sam Coffey.
Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
B18
Comparing The Hemodynamics Of A Re-engineered Poppet Valve To A Bi-leaflet Aorta Valve
Kyle Davis, 11, Christiaan J. Jordaan, 11, Liezl Thompson-Jooste, 11, Lezelle Botes, 22, Robert WM Frater, 33, Francis E. Smit, 11.
1University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 2Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 3Glycar, Pretoria, South Africa.
B19
Early Structural Deterioration of High Profile Bioprosthetic Valves Is Related to Increased Load Bearing Area Stress
Yaghoub Dabiri, PhD, Janet Ronsky, PhD, Imtiaz Ali, MD, Theresa Kieser, MD Phd, Kishan Narine, MD PhD.
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Heart Valve Imaging | Back to Top
B20
The Mortality-risk Associated To E/e’ Values In Patients With Left Ventricular Dysfunction.
Giovanni Benfari, Clemence Antoine, MD, Wayne L. Miller, MD, PhD, Hector I. Michelena, MD, Vuyisile T. Nkomo, Md, MPH, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, MD.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
B21
Drawing The Mitral Valve
Herbert O. Vetter1, Robert WM Frater2.
1University of Witten/Herdecke, Wuppertal, Germany, 2The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Bronx, NY, USA.
B22
Efficacy vs. Safety; Or Can We have Both? A Focused Study of Devices In the MRI Environment
Robert W. Biederman, MD, Loretta Gevenosky, RN, June Yamrozik, Ronald Williams, Richard Lombardi, Mark Doyle, Ph.D., Moneal Shah, MD, Christopher Bonnet, MD, Huma Samar, MD.
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
B23
Accuracy of TOE Annular Measurements In Predicting Size of Aortic Valve Replacements.
Jennifer A. Williams, Ana Lopez Marco, Dheeraj Mehta.
Cardiff University Hospital Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Heart Valve Outcomes | Back to Top
B25
Is Peripheral Edema a Meaningful Clinical Sign in Valvular Disease? Focus on Patients with Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease
Clemence Antoine, Giovanni Benfari, Hector I. Michelena, Vuyisile T. Nkomo, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano.
Mayo Clinic, rochester, MN, USA.
B26
Association Between Bicuspid Aortic Valve Morphotype and Regional Dilatation of the Aortic Root and Trunk
Karam Habchi1, Elenea Ashikhmina2, Mahyar Heydarpour1, Peter Martin1, Vanessa Montiero Vieira1, Jasmine Shahram1, Eric Isselbacher3, Thoralf Sundt, III3, Prem Shekar1, Jochen Muehlschlegel1, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Consortium1, Simon C. Body1.
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA, 2Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA, 3Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
B27
What Is the Learning Curve Associated with Starting a Ross Program in the Current Era in a High-Volume Aortic Center?
Ismail Bouhout, Aly Ghoneim, Nancy Poirier, Raymond Cartier, Philippe Demers, Louis P. Perrault, Ismail El-Hamamsy.
Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada.
B28
Influence of Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes on Progression of Calcific Aortic Valve Stenosis - The COFRASA - GENERAC Study
Ariane Testuz1, Virginia Nguyen2, Tiffany Mathieu2, Caroline Kerneis2, Claire Cimadevilla2, Naozumi Kubota2, Isabelle Codogno2, Sarah Tubiana2, Candice Estrellat2, Alec Vahanian2, David Messika-Zeitoun2.
1Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genčve, Geneva, Switzerland, 2Hôpital Bichat-Claude-Bernard, Paris, France.
B29
Use Of The Medtronic Freestyle Xenograft In A Full Root Technique In Over 950 Patients - A Single Center Experience
Jerry Easo, Harald Eichstaedt, Khaled Alnawaiseh, Albrecht Elsässer, Alexander Weymann, Pascal M.E. Dohmen.
University Hospital Oldenburg, European Medical School Oldenburg-Groningen, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany.
B30
Early Outcomes for Valve-in-valve TAVR in the Freestyle Stentless Bioprosthesis
Stephane Leung1, Tyler Beute2, William Merhi1, John Heiser1.
1Spectrum Health, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, 2Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
B31
Operative outcomes for valve sparing aortic root repair and Bentall procedure in Marfan patients: An International Collaboration from John Hopkins and UK data (NICOR)
Mohamad Bashir1, Amer Harky1, Benjamin Adams1, Jeremy Felderhof1, Trent Magruder2, John Yap1, Victor Tsang1, Neil Roberts1, Rakesh Uppal1, Duke Cameron2, Aung Oo3.
1 Barts Heart Centre, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, United Kingdom,2 The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA,3 Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
B32
The Differential Impact and Long-term Effects of Mechanical or Biological Valve Replacements in Medicare Patients on Hemodialysis
Nimesh Desai, Danielle Savino, Fenton McCarthy, Taylor Dibble, Danielle Spragan, Desmond Graves, Keith Dufendach, Peter Groeneveld, Mary A. Siki, Joseph E. Bavaria.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
B33
Propensity Matched Outcomes of Stented and Stentless Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Morbid Obesity
Tomasz A. Timek, MD PhD1, Matthew R. Goehler, BS1, Jessica L. Parker, MS1, Olivia Hulme, BS2, Benjamin Himelhoch, BS2, Charles L. Willekes, MD1, Edward T. Murphy, MD1, Theodore Boeve, MD1, John C. Heiser, MD1.
1Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, 2Michigan State College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
B34
Intervention versus Observation in Symptomatic Patients with Normal Flow-Low Gradient Severe Aortic Stenosis b>
Yan Topilsky1, Oren Zusman2.
1Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2Beilinson, Petach Tikva, Israel.

Heart Valve Repair | Back to Top
B35
How do Flexible Annuloplasty Rings Remodel Mitral Annular Dynamics in the Normal Beating Porcine Heart?
Jonas Rasmussen, Sřren Nielsen Skov, Diana M Roepcke, Marcell Juan Tjoernild, Christine Ilkjaer, Sten Lyager Nielsen.
Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.
B36
What is the Tension in the Papillary Muscle Approximation used for Mitral Valve Repair in Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation?
Jens K. Madsen, Sten Lyager Nielsen, Diana Mathilde Rřpcke, Jonas Rasmussen, Thomas Lindskow, Troels Lading, Sřren Skov.
Department of Heart, Lung, and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Aarhus, Ĺrhus C, Denmark.
B37
Structural Valve Deterioration of Mitroflow Pericardial Aortic Bioprostheses: Clinical and Experimental Pathologic Observations
Gaetano Thiene, Sr.1, Aurelio Giaretta2, Cristina Basso1, Marialuisa Valente1, Mila Della Barbera1.
1University of Padova, Padova, Italy, 2CNR, Padova, Italy.
B38
Towards Accurate Simulations of the Patient-Specific Mitral Valve Annuloplasty
Andrew Drach1, Amir H. Khalighi1, Robert C. Gorman2, Joseph H. Gorman, III2, Ajit P. Yoganathan3, Michael S. Sacks1.
1University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, 2University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 3Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.
B39
Aortic Valve Preserving Procedures: Our Management Approach And Current Outcomes
Pallav Shah, Nasir Shaikh, Brett Hiebert, Alan Menkis, James Tam.
Cardiac sciences program, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
B40
Early Results Of The Clover Technique For Severe Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation With Leaflet Tethering
Yukikatsu Okada, Ryosuke Funahashi, Hitoshi Inanami, Tomoyuki Takemoto, Takashi Muro.
Heart Valve Center Midori Hospital, Kobe, Japan.
B41
Outcomes after Surgical Repair of Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Jonathan R.G. Etnel, Kevin M. Veen, Simone A. Huygens, Frans B.S. Oei, Folkert J. ten Cate, Ad J.J.C. Bogers, Johanna J.M. Takkenberg.
Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
B43
Does Echocardiography Predict Who Benefits from Isolated Annuloplasty for Degenerative Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Hoda Javadikasgari, Milind Y. Desai, Rakesh M. Suri, Jay Idrees, Sajjad Raza, Bassman Tappuni, Brian P. Griffin, Tomislav Mihaljevic, Stephanie Mick, Jose L. Navia, Lars G. Svensson, A. Marc Gillinov.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA.
B44
Short-Term Results Of Full Tri-leaflet Reconstruction Of The Aortic Valve Using Decellularized Bovine Pericardium
Peter Verbrugghe, Jens-Uwe Voigt, Bart Meuris.
UZ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery | Back to Top
B45
Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair For Posterior Leaflet Prolapse. Resection Versus Neochords.
Mirko Doss, Thomas Walther.
Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany.
B46
Minimally Invasive Approach For Concomitant And Mitral Valve Surgery.
Antonio Lio, Antonio Miceli, Matteo Ferrarini, Mattia Glauber.
Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio, Milano, Italy.
B47
Simulation Of Transapical Off-pump Beating Heart Artificial Chordae Implantation - Design And Assessment Of A Passive Biological Heart Model
Krzysztof Wrobel1, Agne Ragauskyte2, Alberto Leopaldi3, Sjoerd van Tuijl3, Giovanni Spezialli4, Andrea Colli5, Bob Gessert4, Bruce van Deman4, Randolph Chitwood6.
1Medicover Hospital, Warsaw, Poland, 2Vilnus University, Vilnus, Lithuania, 3LifeTec, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 4Neochord, St. Louis Park, MN, USA, 5Padua University, Padua, Italy, 6East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA.
B48
Automated Suturing In Less Invasive Aortic And Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery: Reliable Surgical Ergonomics, Reduced Handling Of Exposed Needles And Shorter Cardiopulmonary Bypass Duration
Jude S. Sauer1, Juan A. Siordia, Jr.2, Victor S. Costache3, Charles J. Lutz4, Peter A. Knight2.
1LSI Solutions, Victor, NY, USA, 2University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA, 3LB University of Sibiu, Next Cardio Project, Sibiu, Romania, 4St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, NY, USA.
B49
Aortic Valve Replacement With Sutureless Perceval Bioprosthesis In Right Anterior Minithoracotomy Approach: Single Center Experience With 400 Implants
Giovanni Concistrč, Francesca Chiaramonti, Giacomo Bianchi, Michele Murzi, Alfredo Giuseppe Cerillo, Tommaso Gasbarri, Pierandrea Farneti, Marco Solinas.
Ospedale del cuore, Massa, Italy.
B50
Minimally Invasive Tricuspid Valve Surgery
walid Abukhudair, bayan alshaikh.
KFAFH, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
B51
"REDO" Aortic Valve Surgery in Minimally Invasive Approach: Preliminary Results
Theodor Fischlein, Joachim Sirch, lucia Weber, Giuseppe Santarpino.
Paracelsus Medical University, Nuremberg, Germany.
B52
Simultaneous Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation and Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is Feasible and Safe in High-risk Patients having Severe Aortic Stenosis and Multiple Coronary Artery Disease
Kizuku Yamashita, Tomoyuki Fujita, Satsuki Fukushima, Yusuke Shimahara, Yuta Kume, Yorihiko Matsumoto, Junjiro Kobayashi.
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan.
B53
WITHDRAWN
B54
Anterior Leaflet Augmentation Technique in Rheumatics Using Minimally Invasive Mitral valve Repair
Bayan Alshaikh, Walid Abukhudair, Ehab Nourelden.
KFAFH, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Percutaneous Heart Valve Therapy | Back to Top
B55
How can we find answers for the interventional cardiologists? Outcome of Transcatheter Pulmonic Valve Procedures in ROSS Patients with Dysfunction of the RVOT Replacement
Aleksandra Miskovic, Afsaneh Karimian, Nadejda Monsefi, Anton Moritz.
University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
B56
Comparison Of Redo Surgery To Percutaneous Valve-in-valve Replacement In Patients With Failed Aortic Bioprosthetic Valves
Amel MAMERI, Claire CIMADEVILLA, Marina URENA ALCAZAR, Dominique HIMBERT, Constance VERDONK, Patrick NATAF, Richard RAFFOUL, Alec VAHANIAN, David MESSIKA-ZEITOUN.
Bichat hospital, paris, France.
B57
Development of an Anatomically Correct Mitral Valve Model for the Testing of Mitral Repair and Replacement Devices
Matthias F. Menne, Simon Sonntag, Christoph Schmitz, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Ulrich Steinseifer.
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.
B58
A Modular and Automated Dynamic Flow Testing Device for Research and TAVI Evaluation
Fabian H. König, Christian Hagl, Nikolaus Thierfelder.
Medical Center Munich University, Munich, Germany.
B59
Early Valve Hemodynamic Deterioration after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Clinical Practice
Xiaoying Lou1, Julio Vasquez2, Monica Mispireta2, Ryan Longmore2, Lance Longmore2, Vinod Thourani1, Jacob DeLaRosa2.
1Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2Portneuf Medical Center, Pocatello, ID, USA.
B60
Passive Beating Heart: An Ideal Platform To Test Transcatheter Valve Devices And Train Operators
Carlo Antona1, Claudia Romagnoni1, Riccardo Vismara2, Andrea Mangini1, Monica Contino1, Guido Gelpi1.
1ASST-Fatebenefratelli-Sacco- cardiovascular department, Milano, Italy, 2DEIB politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy.
B61
Evaluation of the learning curve in transcatheter Aortic valve Implantation: A Systematic Review
Mohamad Bashir1, Matthew Fok2, Jeremy Felderhof1, Amer Harky1, Damian Balmforth1, John Yap1, Wael Awad1, Rakesh Uppal1.
1Barts Heart Centre, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, United Kingdom, 2Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
B62
Regulatory Future Of Testing Heart Valves
Peter Knipp1, Ulrich Steinseifer2.
1ac.biomed GmbH, Aachen, Germany, 2Helmholtz-Institute, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany.
B64
Stent Deformation Analysis of Transcatheter Heart Valve Prostheses in Accelerated Wear Testers
Jan Roggenkamp, Alexander Struth, Christoph Schmitz, Ulrich Steinseifer.
Department of Cardiovascular Engineering, CVE-AME, Helmholtz Institute, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.

Tissue Engineered Heart Valves | Back to Top
B65
Chronic Preclinical and First Clinical Experience with a Bioabsorbable Synthetic Pulmonary Valved Conduit for RVOT Reconstruction
Zsolt Prodan1, Gerardus Bennink2, Oleg Svanidze3, Martijn Cox3, Renu Virmani4.
1Kids Heart Center Budapest, Budapest, Hungary, 2University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, 3Xeltis, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 4CVPath, Gaithersburg, MD, USA.
B66
The Effect of Decellularisation on the Hydrodynamic and Biomechanical Performance of Human Aortic and Pulmonary Valve Conduits
A Desai1, T Vafaee1, H E. Berry2, P Rooney3, J Kearney3, E Ingham1, J Fisher1, L M. Jennings1.
1University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, 2University of Leeds, Leeds & Tissue Regenix Ltd. The Biocentre, Innovation Way, York, United Kingdom, 3NHS Blood and Transplant Tissue & Eye Services, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
B67
Physical and Hydrodynamic Equivalency of Wild Type and Alpha-gal Free GTKO Porcine Pericardium; A New Source Material For Bioprosthetic Heart Valves.
Christpher GA McGregor, Guerard W. Byrne, Benyamin Rahmani, Elisa Chisari, Konstantina Kyriakopoulou, Gaetano Burriesci.
University College London, London, United Kingdom.
B68
TPU/PCL Polymer As A Candidate For Tissue Engineered Heart Valve Replacement Scaffold
Margaux L. Pontailler1, Bilal Ahmad2, Marilys Blanchy3, Aurélien Voisin3, Olivier Villemain4, Philippe Menasché1, Gareth Williams2, David Kalfa1.
1Laboratoires de Recherches Biochirurgicales, Paris, France, 2University College of London, London, United Kingdom, 3Rescoll, Pessac, France, 4Institut Langevin, Paris, France.