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Adjoint-based OPTimization of deflection-based cerebral embolic protection devices for reducing stroke risk in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Project description

Reducing treatment side effects of aortic valve disease

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a popular treatment for aortic valve disease, especially for the elderly. However, there is a high risk of stroke after TAVI procedure in 5–7 % of the patients, due to cerebral embolic signals. To address this problem, the EU-funded OPTAVI project aims to optimise the performance of cerebral embolic protection devices (CEPD), which are used to reduce the debris going to the brain. Scientists will obtain a more in-depth physical understanding to enhance the hydrodynamic efficacy of CEPD and generate a CEPD design that offers maximum cerebral protection.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 212 933,76