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A Realistic Representation of the Rabbit Aorta for Use in Computational Haemodynamic Studies

[+] Author Affiliations
Peter E. Vincent, Anthony A. E. Hunt, Spencer J. Sherwin, Peter D. Weinberg

Imperial College London, London, UK

Leopold Grinberg

Brown University, Providence, RI

Paper No. SBC2009-205428, pp. 985-986; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2009-205428
From:
  • ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Lake Tahoe, California, USA, June 17–21, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4891-3
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME

abstract

Atherosclerosis is a common cardiovascular disease, characterised by the formation of lipid rich lesions within the walls of large arteries. Onset of atherosclerosis is observed to occur in a spatially heterogeneous fashion, with lesion sites located in regions of arterial branching and high curvature. Since blood flow patterns are also spatially heterogeneous within arteries, it has been postulated that flow may play an important role in modulating atherogenesis.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME

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