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July/August 2015

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ECG QRS complex patterns on day 2. Left: on LV anterior wall surfaces of recellularized hearts (QS or Rs); Right: on LV anterior wall surfaces of normal hearts (all are qR). See Tao et al.

May/June 2015

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Surgical implantation of pressure and flow sensors. The implant and battery are secured with sutures for short-term stability and wrapped in medical mesh that provides long term positional stability. See Fujii et al.

March/April 2015

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CT Scan showing the location of the cannula tips (left panel) and early thrombosis of RVAD cannulas remnants (right panel).

January/February 2015

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Representative tri-stained native and acellular ventricle tissues to define collagen type I (yellow), α-actinin sarcomeres (green)and nuclei (blue) components at 40x objective.

November/December 2014

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Ascending aorta (left panel) and aortic valve (right panel) with C-Pulse explanted during heart transplantation.

September/October 2014

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Map of the Reynolds’ shear stress downstream of a transcatheter aortic valve placed at different positions below the aortic annulus in a heart flow simulator. Magnitude of the shear stress is indicated in a color scale with blue being low values, green, yellow, orange and red indicating increasing values, respectively.

 

July/August 2014

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Diagram of the pediatric superior vena cava, right atrium, and central venous catheter in the 3D model volume.

May/June 2014

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Axial CT view of the focal kink in the LVAD efferent cannula, proximal to the anastomosis into the ascending aorta, which causing 50% diameter stenosis. The anastomosis itself with the ascending aorta is patent measuring 12.2 mm in diameter (left), and reconstruction image, kink is marked with the large arrow (right).

March/April 2014

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Optical image of the cross section of the sintered scaffold (left), and the external and internal structure of the optimized hydroxyapatite scaffold after the polymer binder and graphite were removed (right).
From DW Jang et al, Fabrication of Porous Hydroxyapatite Scaffolds as Artificial Bone Preform and its Bio-compatibility Evaluation
 

January/February 2014

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Thrombus formation on the impeller part of the HeartMate II device identified postmortem from a patient with severe hemolysis.

From Hasin et al, The Role of Medical Management for Acute Intravascular Hemolysis in Patients Supported on Axial Flow LVAD.