The Long and Bifurcating Road – Cardiovascular Device Design
- Date: Friday 4 June 2021, 12:00 – 13:00
- Location: Online
- Cost: Free
In this seminar, several issues will be considered by way of reflection on the collaborative research between biomedical engineers, interventional cardiologists and industry.
Speaker: Prof. Neil Bressloff, University of Southampton
Abstract. Debate has been ongoing for many years regarding the treatment of the left main bifurcation that supplies blood to the left side of the heart muscle. Essentially, it is unlikely that a single stent design can optimally open all diseased bifurcations in which (i) significant diameter mismatch exists between a large left main stem and one or more of the smaller distal branches (ii) different distributions of disease occur across patients and (iii) the need for a second stent in one of the side branches can be avoided.
Although the aortic valve isn’t located directly in a bifurcation, the coronary artery ostia are very close to the top edges of the valve leaflets. These side branches to the aorta introduce one of several challenges facing the designer of replacement aortic valves aiming to treat a diseased native valve. Indeed, there are multiple challenges that need to be addressed when designing replacement valves, some of which are still to be answered.
In this seminar, several of these issues will be considered by way of reflection on the collaborative research between biomedical engineers, interventional cardiologists and industry.
For further details please contact Professor Karim Djemame (K.Djemame@leeds.ac.uk)
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