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Tissue Engineered and Native Ovine Pulmonary Valves: A High Resolution Three-Dimensional Structural Characterization

[+] Author Affiliations
Chad E. Eckert, Brandon T. Mikulis, Michael S. Sacks

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Dane Gerneke, Ian LeGrice

University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Danielle Gottlieb, John E. Mayer

Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA

Paper No. SBC2009-206792, pp. 1205-1206; 2 pages
  • ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Lake Tahoe, California, USA, June 17–21, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4891-3
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


Tissue engineered heart valves (TEHV) have received much attention as a potential pediatric valve replacement therapy, offering a variety of prospective long-term functional improvements over current options. Early in vivo and in vitro efforts have produced TEHV showing increasingly equivalent mechanical and structural properties compared to native valves [1]. Despite these advances, a significant gap in the literature exists regarding detailed 3D structural information of TEHV prior to implantation (in vitro) and after implantation (explants) as well as that of the native valve. The present work was performed to provide high resolution 3D structural data of implanted TEHV, the native pulmonary valve (PV), and pre-implant scaffold to develop an accurate understanding of developing tissue.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME



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