SUNConferences, RAPDASA 2014

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THE ROLE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN BIO-PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ENGINEERING
David Prawel, Marcio Forleo, Susan James, Lakshmi Prasad Dasi

Last modified: 2014-10-25

Abstract


Currently, over 290,000 HV procedures are performed annually worldwide and that number is estimated to triple to over 850,000 by 2050. Thus, the demand for artificial HVs is expanding at a rate of 10-12% per year.  Additive manufacturing is playing a key role in all three main types of prosthetic heart valves.  This presentation will provide a brief summary of the major activities in this area of research, with specific focus on the work ongoing at Colorado State University in Colorado, USA.




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