paper-plane envelope home office pencil quill pen image images camera play bullhorn connection mic file-text2 file-picture file-music file-play file-video copy folder folder-open folder-plus folder-minus folder-download folder-upload price-tag price-tags ticket phone envelop pushpin location compass map map2 clock alarm fax mobile bubble bubbles user users user-plus user-minus user-check quotes-left quotes-right search pie-chart stats-dots stats-bars airplane cloud-download cloud-upload earth link flag eye eye-blocked arrow-up-left arrow-up arrow-up-right arrow-right arrow-down-right arrow-down arrow-down-left arrow-left2 share amazon google-plus google-drive facebook instagram twitter rss youtube flickr dropbox linkedin file-pdf file-openoffice file-word file-excel

UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


The future of mitral valve surgery?

Dr Gaetano Burriesci and heart valve machine

An article published by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) highlights the work of UCL Mechanical Engineering’s Dr Gaetano Burriesci into artificial heart valves

Research that could be the future of mitral valve surgery

British Heart Foundation (BHF)-funded research hopes to develop a new type of artificial valve for the heart that could benefit many patients. Doireann Maddock finds out more from Dr Gaetano Burriesci.

People who need a mitral valve replacement in the future may benefit from an innovative valve design, which would mean they no longer need open heart surgery.

Dr Gaetano Burriesci and his team of researchers at University College London are designing an artificial valve that will enable surgeons to replace the mitral valve using a transcatheter technique, a less invasive method than open heart surgery. They have the backing of a £182,714 grant from the BHF.

Read the full story (external site) …

Last modified on

Back to top