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Finite element analysis of aortic root dilation: a new procedure to reproduce pathology based on experimental data.
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PMID:  21302164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Sinotubular junction dilation is one of the most frequent pathologies associated with aortic root incompetence. Hence, we create a finite element model considering the whole root geometry; then, starting from healthy valve models and referring to measures of pathological valves reported in the literature, we reproduce the pathology of the aortic root by imposing appropriate boundary conditions. After evaluating the virtual pathological process, we are able to correlate dimensions of non-functional valves with dimensions of competent valves. Such a relation could be helpful in recreating a competent aortic root and, in particular, it could provide useful information in advance in aortic valve sparing surgery.
F Auricchio; M Conti; S Demertzis; S Morganti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-8259     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-2-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9802899     Medline TA:  Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1     Citation Subset:  -    
Dipartimento di Meccanica Strutturale (DMS), Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
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