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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences

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Wenbo Zhou

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Contact details

Supervisor(s)

Dr. Gaetano Burriesci, Dr Silvia Schievano

Research Area

Mitral Valve Experiental Simulation

Research outline

To develop a test rig that can be integrated in a hydromechanical heart simulator (“ViVitro Machine” for short), allowing to simulate patient specific MV dysfunctions and assessing potential therapies. The rig will be able to reproduce dysfunctions including: Broken chordae; Abnormal PM position; Ventricular and annular dilations; Broken leaflets.

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