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Computational Haemodynamics Of Left Coronary Artery

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO030181

Volume

6

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

698.44 kb

Author(s)

J.V. Soulis, T.M. Farmakis, G.D. Giannoglou, O. Faltsi, D. Sofialidis, J. Josipovic & G.E. Louridas

Abstract

Computational haemodynamics of left coronary artery J. V. ~oulis' , T. M. ~armakis~, G. D. ~ i a n n o ~ l o u ~ , 0. ~ a l t s i ~ , D. sofialidis3, J. ~ o s i ~ o v i c ~ & G. E. ouri id as^ 1 Fluid Mechanics Division, Democrition University of Thrace, Xanthi, ~reece. 2 V l I' Cardiology Department, AHEPA General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. 3 Simtec, Software & Services Ltd, Thessaloniki, Greece. Abstract The purpose of our study was to quantitatively analyze the three-dimensional haemodynamics of the normal human Left Coronary Artery (LCA) tree. Physical parameters analyzed, amongst others, include: wall shear stress, wall stress and blood viscosity. The LCA tree includes: Left Anterior Descending, Left Circumflex Artery and their major branches. A 3D computer model of the normal LCA tree was adopted for subsequent numerical analysis. Discharges from distal branches were set proportional to the third power of the corresponding branch diameter. The

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