Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Stent-Induced Arterial Flow Disturbance: Whole Vessel and Cellular Considerations

[+] Author Affiliations
Levanto G. Schachter, Deborah K. Lieu, Abdul I. Barakat

University of California at Davis, Davis, CA

Paper No. IMECE2002-32584, pp. 287-288; 2 pages
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Advances in Bioengineering
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3650-9 | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


Although the use of endovascular stents has significantly reduced the incidence of restenosis following balloon angioplasty, restenosis rates remain unacceptably high (20–35% of all angioplasty procedures [1]). Placement of a stent within an arterial segment locally injures vascular endothelium thereby stimulating thrombotic responses that contribute to the development of in-stent restenosis. Recent research suggests that the local fluid mechanical environment in the vicinity of a stent impacts the rate of vessel re-endothelialization following stent-induced injury [2]. This is supported by in vitro data demonstrating that endothelial repair after injury is sensitive to fluid mechanical forces [3]. Recent in vivo data suggest that in-stent restenosis preferentially develops in arterial regions exposed to low and/or oscillatory shear stress [1]. Therefore, it is essential to establish the detailed flow environment in the vicinity of a stent and to investigate the impact of this environment on EC function.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In