Program 1: Heart valve science & therapies
Our research interest in valvular heart disease is to develop a quantitative understanding of the biomechanics of the mitral valve after surgical and transcatheter repair, and the impact that abnormal post-repair biomechanics have on repair durability and tissue remodeling. Our innovation interests are in developing better approaches to valve repair, and materials that integrate with the native tissue. This work is funded by NIH 1R01HL133667, NIH 1R01HL135145, NIH 1R01HL140325, and American Heart Association grant 19POST34380522. Infrastructure support is provided by the Carlyle Fraser Heart Center at Emory University Hospital Midtown.