Engineering a Better Heart Valve

Caitlin williams | July 9, 2018

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Over 5 million Americans have heart valve disease (HVD), which can lead to heart failure, stroke, blood clots, and even death. HVD occurs when one or more of the four valves of the heart does not work properly, disrupting the flow of blood through your heart. The human heart has four valves: aortic, pulmonary, mitral and tricuspid. When blood is pumped through the heart it passes in one direction, like a one-way street, through these valves to the four chambers of the heart.

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