Collagen is the most abundant and highest modulus component in mitral valve (MV) tissue. MV leaflet and chordal collagen ultrastructure were analyzed by small angle light scattering (SALS) and polarized light microscopy (PLM) to provide collagen fiber architecture mapping. It was hypothesized that structural arrangement strongly influences MV tissue mechanical properties and thus physiologic function.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jul 1991|
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