Cover Art Gallery

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.