Advances in Heart Valve Biomechanics

Valvular Physiology, Mechanobiology, and Bioengineering

Editors: Sacks, Michael S., Liao, Jun (Eds.)

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  • Covers the latest research accomplishments in heart valve biomechanics
  • Broadens readers’ understanding of novel concepts in valvular tissue viscoelasticity, collagen fibril/molecule mechanisms, hierarchical response of valvular tissue under deformation, cell-ECM interaction, and integrative multi-scale models
  • Maximizes reader insights into advanced computational modeling and simulation efforts of heart valve biomechanics driven by updated knowledge and high performance computing 
  • Reviews exhaustively the key recent research into biomechanical investigations on the breakthrough approach/techniques such as tissue engineered heart valve/regeneration, transcatheter valve replacement, 3D imaging guided valve repair, and 3D bioprinting  
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This book covers the latest research development in heart valve biomechanics and bioengineering, with an emphasis on novel experimentation, computational simulation, and applications in heart valve bioengineering. The most current research accomplishments are covered in detail, including novel concepts in valvular viscoelasticity, fibril/molecular mechanisms of tissue behavior, fibril kinematics-based constitutive models, mechano-interaction of valvular interstitial and endothelial cells, biomechanical behavior of acellular valves and tissue engineered valves, novel bioreactor designs, biomechanics of transcatheter valves, and 3D heart valve printing. This is an ideal book for biomedical engineers, biomechanics, surgeons, clinicians, business managers in the biomedical industry, graduate and undergraduate students studying biomedical engineering, and medical students. 

About the authors

Dr. Michael Sacks is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a world authority on cardiovascular biomechanics, particularly on the biomechanical behavior and function of heart valves and developing patient-specific simulation-based approaches for the treatment of valve diseases. His research is based on rigorous quantification, mathematical modeling, and simulation of the mechanical behavior of the cells and tissues of the cardiovascular system in health and disease. His approaches include multi-scale studies of cell/tissue/organ, especially how they mechanical interact as a system. Dr. Sacks is also active in the biomechanics of engineered tissues and scaffolds and in understanding the in-vitro and in-vivo remodeling processes from a functional biomechanical perspective.
Dr. Jun Liao is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Liao is an expert in tissue biomechanics and bioengineering, with interests in heart valves, cardiac muscle, and many other soft tissues. His research focus is to better understand the role of biomechanics in maintaining optimal tissue performance in physiological conditions and the biomechanical abnormality in diseased conditions, aiming to improving tissue replacement, repair, and medical intervention for diseases. Dr. Liao is a member of BMES, ASME, and AAAS and a Fellow of the American Heart Association. 


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01993-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01991-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Heart Valve Biomechanics
Book Subtitle
Valvular Physiology, Mechanobiology, and Bioengineering
Editors
  • Michael S. Sacks
  • Jun Liao
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01993-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01993-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01991-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 487
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 95 illustrations in colour
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