Finite element modelling of the mitral valve repair using an implantable leaflet plication clip


We report the results of numerical simulation of the mitral valve in human heart. The beam-shell geometry model was created based on anatomical atlases and taking into account the heterogeneity of distribution of the mitral valve's leaflets thickness. The full cycle of the mitral valve opening and closure was simulated using the finite element analysis software ANSYS Mechanical. The method of data processing from a computer tomography in a solid CAD model was implemented and tested.