Researchers Work to See the Heart More Clearly and Save Lives

Published December 2, 2013 by Reporting Texas

“That’s your mitral valve,” said postdoctoral fellow Chung-Hao Lee, pointing to a 3D simulation that fills his computer screen with a pair of lips that flap open and then close, a rainbow of colors indicating how tightly. The display lies at the core of work by Lee and his colleagues at the department of biomedical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin to improve the visibility of one of the heart’s trickiest pieces of real estate.

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