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Researchers have carried out studies of both vein and valve placement, and how different valve geometries affect blood flow patterns within the heart. The illustrations demonstrate how changes in valve geometry alter blood flow as it leaves the heart and enters the aorta. This may be of vital importance when deciding which patients should be operated on, and which surgical procedure should be selected. (Illus.: SINTEF).