Predicting Right-Size Of Heart Valves Before Surgery
- NDTV February 14th, 2016
- Source: http://www.ndtv.com/health/predicting-right-size-of-heart-valves-before-surgery-1277218
Children born with a certain congenital heart defect often need a pulmonary valve surgically inserted when they are 10 to 15 years old. Researchers have now developed computer simulations to determine if the necessary valve will fit in the individual's heart -- before the surgery takes place.
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than help save a child's heart? That's what Vittoria Flamini, an industry assistant professor in Tandon's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has in mind.