Research Abstracts Online
January - December 2011
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Department of Surgery
PI: Kenneth Liao
Pathophysiological Changes With Left Ventricular Assist Device Support
These researchers are studying blood-flow stagnation near the aortic ventricular surface after implantation of a left ventricular assist device. Flow stagnation leads to thrombus deposition and fibrosis of bioprosthetic aortic valve leaflets. The researchers are using MSI laboratories to perform computational validation of flow stagnation.
Devesh Amatya, Research Associate