Modelling and numerical approach of aortic valve stageshealthy, stenotic and transcatheter replaced (tavi)

  1. Loureiro Garcia, Marcos
Supervised by:
  1. Generosa Fernández Manín Director
  2. César Gabriel Veiga García Co-director

Defence university: Universidade de Vigo

Fecha de defensa: 17 November 2020

  1. José Durany Castrillo Chair
  2. Andrés Íñiguez Romo Secretary
  3. Macarena Gómez Mármol Committee member

Type: Thesis


The aortic valve is a structure located in the left ventricle outflow tract which ensures the unidirectional blood flow. With the final scope of the assessment of its behaviour, numerical simulation can be used. Possible diseases can be also treated using this technique, something which could contribute to clinical decisions. Along this doctoral thesis, the numerical simulation of a healthy and diseased aortic valve will be treated. The selected disease is the aortic stenosis which is the most common. Then the numerical simulation of some recent devices which can treat this disease is also proposed as an objective.