Biotextiles as percutaneous heart valves

F. Heim, B. Durand, N. Chakfe

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1 Scopus citations


This chapter discusses the potential of textiles used as heart valve leaflet replacement material. The chapter first reviews the anatomy of the aortic valve, before describing the diseases the valve may undergo and the limits of the noninvasive technologies available to replace the faulty valve. It then presents textile valve manufacture, and the performance that can be obtained in vitro in both the short and long term. Early animal in vivo results are presented in the last section.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiotextiles As Medical Implants
Number of pages41
ISBN (Print)9781845694395
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • Noninvasive valve replacement
  • Percutaneous valve surgery
  • Polyester fiber scaffold
  • Textile valve prosthesis
  • Trans-catheter heart valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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