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The Clinical Anatomy and Pathology of the Human Arterial Valves: Implications for Repair or Replacement.
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PMID:  23325456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A thorough understanding of valvar anatomy is essential for design engineers and clinicians in the development and/or employment of improved technologies or therapies for treating valvar pathologies. There are two arterial valves in the human heart-pulmonary and aortic valves. Both are complex structures whose normal anatomical components can vary greatly between individuals. We discuss the anatomy, pathology, and challenges relating to transcatheter and surgical repair/replacement of the arterial valves in a translational manner. The high prevalence of aortic valvar pathologies in the burgeoning elderly population, coupled with poor clinical outcomes for patients who go untreated, has resulted in prolific spending in the research and development of more effective and less traumatic therapies. The accelerated development of therapies for treating arterial valves has been guided by anatomical information gathered from high-resolution imaging technologies, which have focused attention on the need for complete understanding of arterial valvar clinical anatomies. This article is part of a JCTR special issue on Cardiac Anatomy.
Authors:
Michael G Bateman; Alexander J Hill; Jason L Quill; Paul A Iaizzo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular translational research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1937-5395     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Transl Res     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101468585     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Transl Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Medtronic, Inc, Minneapolis, MN, USA, michael.g.bateman@medtronic.com.
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