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16 April 2014

The straightforward, self-contained anatomical features of the aortic valve make it easily replaceable if it incurs damage or wears out. The mitral valve, on the other hand, is complex and interconnected, so changes in one area cause outcomes in others. Read about research to improve long-term valve repair outcomes by creating computational replicas that map the complex network of stresses that influence the valve’s form and function.

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iSGTW speaks to Derek Groen, a post-doctoral researcher from the Centre for Computational Science at University College London (UCL), UK. He’ll be presenting his work into the optimization of hemodynamics simulation code at ISC’14, and he tells iSGTW why the event is not to be missed by early-career researchers.

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