Prof. Kamal Krishna Kar

 

Umang Gupta Chair Professor
Professor, Department of Mechanical En
gineering

and Materials Science Programme
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur

Kanpur 208016, UP, India

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How the human heart valves work

Human heart valves have remarkable structures. The thin membranes attached to the heart wall constantly open and close to regulate blood flow (causing the sound of a heartbeat). This flexing of the tissue occurs day after day, year after year. In fact, the tissue withstands about 80 million beats a year, or 5 to 6 billion beats in an average lifetime. Each beat is an amazing display of strength and flexibility. The heart has 4 valves, the mitral valve and tricuspid valve, which control blood flow from the atria to the ventricles, and the aortic valve and pulmonary valve, which control blood flow out of the ventricles.  

A normal, healthy heart valve minimizes any obstruction and allows blood to flow smoothly and freely in one direction. It closes completely and quickly, not allowing any blood to flow back through the valve.

Would you like to improve the performance of this valve? Would you like to work on the following aspects

-Development of new materials

-New design

-Blood flow analysis through this valve

-Market price should be less than INR 10,000/- (present market price: INR 60,000/-, imported)

Participating Members:

Faculty: P.K. Panigrahi (ME), Malay K. Das (ME), Arun K. Saha (ME), and Raghunandan Sharma (ME) from IIT-Kanpur

Medical Doctors: S. Mondal (Health Centre, IIT-Kanpur), N. Gupta (SGPGI Lucknow), Rashmoni Jana (Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi), Asim Kander (Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata), Shantanu Dutta (SSKM Hospital, Kolkata)