Bioengineering aspects of heart valve replacement

  • Schoen F
  • Titus J
  • Lawrie G
  • 9


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 19


    Citations of this article.


Biomedical engineering inputs have been important in the design, development and testing of substitute heart valves as well as in the pre- and post-operative management of patients with cardiac valve disease. This paper is a review of heart valve replacement whose goal is the enhancement of future bioengineering contributions. We review the approach to the patient with valvular heart disease, and the sources of early and late postoperative pathology with emphasis on complications of the prostheses used. Major significant problem areas relate to the noninvasive evaluation of cardiovascular function (both before and after surgery), device design, hemodynamics, and the need for thromboresistant and durable materials.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Biomaterials
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart valve prostheses
  • Hemodynamics
  • Thromboresistance

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Frederick J. Schoen

  • Jack L. Titus

  • Gerald M. Lawrie

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free