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French term or phrase:ailette
English translation:leaflet
Entered by: Lamprini Kosma
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15:48 Apr 9, 2005
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Medical - Medical: Cardiology / Medical report of long-term research
French term or phrase: ailette
My last question on this... thanks.

ailette has the meaning of blade, fin, vane. I am not which one would be correct when it's used to describe a part of an artificial heart valve.

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Zareh Darakjian Ph.D.
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Lamprini Kosma
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Thank you, Lamprini!

Thanks, Francis!
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3 +3leaflet
Lamprini Kosma
Francis MARC



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Lamprini Kosma
Local time: 03:18
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Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
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Thank you, Lamprini!

Thanks, Francis!

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agree  Elena Petelos: Valve mécanique à double ailette, Double leaflet mechanical valve... http://ltcardio.actu.com/pdf/programme_definitif_2004.pdf
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  -> Merci, Elena! :-)

agree  adelinea
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agree  Dr Sue Levy
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A convexo-concave, saucer-like heart valve vane is floatingly supported in a valve ring between a vane closing support rod, which engages the edge of a concentric recess on the arcuate convex side of the vane, and a vane closing support rod which engages the arcuate concave side of the vane. In its open position, the limiting portion of the convex distal surface of the vane is nearly aligned with the blood stream to maximize the blood flow through the portion of the valve defined by said portion and the adjacent portion of the ring.

    Reference: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4057857.html
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