Cardiovascular surgery strongly relies on modern technology. This includes surgical tools, imaging modalities, inteventional planning tools, monitoring devices, implants and prostheses.
The research group for Cardiovascular Engineering (CVE) of the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research at the Univeristy of Bern studies heart valve prostheses.
Engineers from the CVE group collaborate closely with heart surgeons to answer the following questions: How do we make a heart valve prostheses more durable? How do we select the best heart value device for a specific patient? How do we design heart valve prostheses that reproduce optimal physiological blood flow?
The CVE group operates a modern biomedical flow lab with sophisticated experimental methods for imaging and flow quantification where existing and novel prosthesis designs are studied and tested.