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Effect of Head Rotation at the Prone Position on the Geometric Features of the Healthy Carotid Bifurcation

[+] Author Affiliations
Nicolas Aristokleous, Andreas S. Anayiotos

Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

Ioannis Seimenis

Ayios Therissos Medical Diagnostic Center, Nicosia, Cyprus

Yannis Papaharilaou

Foundation for Research and Technology, Heraklion, Greece

Georgios Georgiou

University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Brigitta C. Brott

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Paper No. SBC2010-19435, pp. 209-210; 2 pages
  • ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Naples, Florida, USA, June 16–19, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4403-8
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


The influence of posture change on the geometry and hemodynamics of the carotid bifurcation has not been thoroughly studied [1,2,3]. Such changes may alter the hemodynamic variables that are generally associated with the development of atherosclerosis, such as low oscillating wall shear stress (WSS) and particle residence times. Glor et al. (2004) had reported changes in the right carotid bifurcation geometry with leftward rotation of the head. We have previously reported that geometric differences in the right and left carotid bifurcation occur with a rightward rotation of the head [3].

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Topics: Rotation , Bifurcation



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