Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Engineering Science and Materials Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

2009

All Dissertations

Particle image velocimetry

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Engineering Science and Materials

Evaluation Of Fluid Diodes As Pulmonary Heart Valve Replacements, Tiffany Camp Dec 2009

Evaluation Of Fluid Diodes As Pulmonary Heart Valve Replacements, Tiffany Camp

All Dissertations

Children born with congenital heart disease often times suffer from severe chronic pulmonary insufficiency. Palliative treatments for this condition may come early on in the life of the patient; however, if it becomes severe enough, a pulmonary valve replacement may be required. There currently is not a permanent option for a replacements valve. Therefore, a need exists to develop a permanent solution. Knowing that the right heart circulation is more tolerant of moderate levels of regurgitation (0 - 35%) and pressure gradient (0 - 30 mmHg), this study investigates the hypothesis that a fluid diode, a motionless valve that offers low resistance ...