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Measurement of E-wave propagation index (EPI). Velocity time integral of the E-wave as measured from pulse Doppler at the mitral valve leaflet tips. Credit: Rajat Mittal, Jung Hee Seo and Thura Harfi
  
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Application: CFD Simulation Contributes to New Heart Health Metric
Posted Fri February 03, 2017 @05:20PM
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Application The heart is a wonder of design a pump that can function for 80 years, and billions of heartbeats, without breaking down. But when it does malfunction, the results can be dire.

In research reported in the International Journal of Cardiology this month, scientists from Johns Hopkins University and Ohio State University presented a new method for predicting those most at risk for thrombus, or blood clots, in the heart.

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