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A Study of Arterial Vasodilation as a Means of Modulating Wall Shear Stress

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Javier A. Kypuros, Edmundo Marrufo

University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

Paper No. IMECE2002-32323, pp. 361-362; 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


Diseases of the heart continue to be the number 1 killer of Americans. In 2001, cardiovascular disease and stroke cost the United States an estimated $298.2 billion [American Heart Association]. Heart disease and related vascular disorders remain focus areas during this decade for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as reported in Healthy People 2010.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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