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The Osmotic Swelling Characteristics of Cardiac Valve Prostheses

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C. Bachmann, V. Kini

Bioengineering Department, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

M. Wilson

Chemical Engineering Department, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

S. Deutsch, A. A. Fontaine

Applied Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

J. M. Tarbell

Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering Departments, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

J Biomech Eng 122(4), 453-454 (Jan 11, 2000) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1286565 History: Received July 21, 1999; Revised January 11, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Normalized sustained leakage flow for the Bjork–Shiley monostrut tilting disk valve with Delrin occluder after soaking in physiologic saline, 40/60 glycerin/water, NaI/glycerin/water, and saturated NaI solution. Baseline flow rate is 1.5 liters per minute.
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Normalized sustained leakage flow for the St. Jude Medical Bileaflet valve (pyrolytic carbon) after soaking in physiologic saline, 40/60 glycerin/water, and NaI/glycerin/water solution. Baseline flow rate is 0.8 liters per minute.

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