A Mathematical Representation of the Wheatley Heart Valve

Sean McKee, José Alberto Cuminato (Lead / Corresponding author), Iain Stewart, David Wheatley

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Starting from a hand-drawn contour plot, this note develops a set of intersecting and contiguous circles whose perimeter, upon extending appropriately to three dimensions, can be seen to be a natural mathematical representation of the Wheatley heart valve.

Original languageEnglish
Article number081006
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Biomechanical Engineering
Issue number8
Early online date5 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021


  • Valves
  • Dimensions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology (medical)
  • Biomedical Engineering


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