heart valve

Heart valve action

Diseases of the heart and circulatory system are a leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading area of research for biomedical engineers. Heart valve diseases, including valve stenosis, valvulitis and valve prolapse, can be fatal if the valve is not replaced. Engineers and physicians work together to design valves made of materials that the human body accepts and function for as long as possible, and that require the least invasive procedures for implantation
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Challenges for you to work on…

  • No Valve in Vain – biomedical engineering design process – how a one-way valve works by creating heart valves from tape, plastic tubing and a variety of other materials.

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