Current medical technology to replace heart valves is problematic for the patient. Patients with mechanical heart valves must take anticoagulation therapy to prevent blood clots. This solution can cause morbidity. Patients with bioprosthetic heart valves face degeneration and calcification of the implanted valve over time, which may cause more than one surgery in the lifetime […]
MU Engineering Dean and Bioengineering Professor Elizabeth Loboa and her research team from the universities of North Carolina State and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill concluded that the hydrostatic pressure method was the preferred method.
The two published papers collectively show that three common textile creation methods can produce effective scaffolds that retain biomimetic behavior, allowing for mechanical properties that closely mirror native tissue.