This paper describes three different versions of left heart simulators that have been developed at the Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology, specifically designed to provide high fidelity experimental datasets necessary for rigorous validation of computational tools. These systems are capable of simulating physiological and pathological flow, pressure and geometric conditions, and can be investigated using a variety of experimental tools to measure relevant biomechanical quantities. The development of such robust simulators is a critical step in ensuring applicability of patient specific computational tools.

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