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Computational Hemodynamics Analysis In Realistic 3D Geometries Of The Human Coronary Atherosclerosis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO090091

Volume

13

Pages

10

Page Range

93 - 102

Published

2009

Size

1746 kb

Author(s)

S. I. Bernad, T. Bărbat, E. Bernad & R. Susan-Resiga

Abstract

The present investigation concentrates on one particular problem related to fluid mechanics: namely, the description of disturbed flow fields in the coronary atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis creating a constriction can significantly alter the local blood flow dynamics. From a biological aspect, the changes that take place in the flow have a profound effect on the structure and function of the arterial wall and the development of the disease. The purpose of this paper was to non-invasively assess hemodynamic parameters, such as mass flow, wall shear stress, and wall pressure, with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in coronary arteriosclerosis using patient-specific data from computed tomography (CT) angiography. Keywords: blood flow, coronary artery, hemodynamics, numerical simulation.

Keywords

blood flow, coronary artery, hemodynamics, numerical simulation.