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An on-line method for evaluation of the in vitro pulsatile pressure drop and regurgitative characteristics of prosthetic heart valves.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6727724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An on-line digital method is described for analyzing the pressure drop and regurgitative characteristics of prosthetic heart valves in a pulse duplicator system. The method is based on the Apple II microcomputer system but could be modified to be used with most microcomputers currently available. The digital data collection system is synchronized with the pulse duplicator system, and is programmed to collect the relevant pressure (upstream and downstream) and volumetric flow data for 10 cardiac cycles at a given time. The system is relatively easy to use and gives the scientist a fair amount of flexibility in terms of data collection, storage, and analysis. The on-line method has been used with the pulse duplicator of the Georgia Institute of Technology for the past 3 years.
A P Yoganathan; D M Strand; Y R Woo; D M Stevenson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical instrumentation     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0090-6689     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Instrum     Publication Date:    1984 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-11     Completed Date:  1984-07-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361136     Medline TA:  Med Instrum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve
Heart Valve Prosthesis / standards*
Mitral Valve
Online Systems
Quality Control

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