Aortic Valve Simulation Solutions

The customizable transcatheter aortic heart valve simulated use solutions from BDC Laboratories provide a complete, turnkey platform to evaluate transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR/TAVI) implants and procedures for the treatment of aortic valve stenosis.

This aortic valve simulation solution consists of a left ventricle, functioning silicone aortic valve, aortic arch, descending aorta and femoral arteries. The simulated use model has access ports with integrated hemostatic valves at the femoral arteries and transapically to facilitate advancement and delivery of TAVR implants. Additional, custom access approaches through direct aortic or femoral vein can also be integrated into the simulated use system.

Features and Benefits

  • Clinically relevant bench model for development activities, education and physician training
  • Clear heart model and aortic valve allows visibility of the aortic valve and implant and clear, compliant silicone anatomical model allows direct visibility of the delivery system
  • Functional silicone aortic valve is easily installed and removed, calcified valves are available
  • Integrated hemostatic valves accommodate delivery system entry via femoral and transapical access
  • Drip tray catches fluid spills during testing and physician training exercises
  • Silicone vasculature supports ensures the silicone vessels retain their 3D configuration during procedures
  • Portable, with optional rugged, hard-sided travel case for air-travel
  • Optional PD-0750-A Portable Pulse Duplicator offers a temperature-controlled, clinically relevant pulsatile environment