ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Pulse Duplicator System in Hydromechanical Assessment of Mechanical and Biological Heart Valves: Second Report
Murat DİKMENGİL, *Derya GÖBELEK, *Mehmet ÇAPA, *Mehmet KÖRÜNEK, *Can APAK, **Nehir SUCU
Koşuyolu Kalp ve Araştırma Hastanesi,
*TÜBİTAK Marmara Araştırma Merkezi,
**Ankara Numune Hastanesi Kardiyovaküler Cerrahi Merkezi
The Second application report of Pulse Duplicated System designed and realized at TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center to investigate the hemodynamial characteristics of the heart valve prothesis is presented.

In our study we measured the opening gradients of 29 St.Jude and Björk-Shiley mitral valves and calculated the effective orifice area. Our findigs correlate well with the literature values of this valves.

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