Faculty Advisor

Gaudette, Glenn R.

Faculty Advisor

Sullivan, John M.

Abstract

Myocardial infarction can induce mitral regurgitation through the displacement of the papillary muscles by 2.5-5mm, leading to pulmonary hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure. MQP GRG 1601 designed a cantilever papillary muscle repositioning device for the elimination of mitral regurgitation. Insertion occurred through port access surgery, where the muscles would be maneuvered to a position that would allow for proper closure of the mitral valve leaflets. This was tested through simulations, force effect diagrams, and in vitro experiments.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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