A mathematical representation of the Wheatley heart valve

S. McKee, J. A. Cuminato, I. W. Stewart, D. J. Wheatley

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Abstract

Starting from a hand-drawn contour plot, this note develops a set of intersecting and contiguous circles whose perimeter, upon extending appropriately to three dimensions, can be seen to be a natural mathematical representation of the Wheatley heart valve.

Original languageEnglish
Article number081006
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Biomechanical Engineering
Volume143
Issue number8
Early online date4 May 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • valves
  • mathematical representation
  • Wheatley heart valve

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