Cell-mediated mineralization model for bioprosthetic heart valve tissue

Grace Ng, Ned H.C. Hwang, Herman S. Cheung

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Abstract

Calcification is the major cause of degeneration in bioprosthetic heart valves. One possible solution to the problem is to coat the surface of the heart valve with anti-mineralization agents, which are known to inhibit soft tissue calcification e.g. phosphocitrate and bisphoshonates. However, there are a few steps that must be performed before coating the surface of the heart valve with these agents. The focus of this paper is on these intermediate steps, which led to the design of a cell-mediated mineralization model for bioprosthetic heart valve tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0780356756
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Oct 13 1999Oct 16 1999

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period10/13/9910/16/99

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Ng, G., Hwang, N. H. C., & Cheung, H. S. (1999). Cell-mediated mineralization model for bioprosthetic heart valve tissue. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings; Vol. 2). IEEE.