David S. Molony

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OBJECTIVES Endovascular aneurysm repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is now a widely adopted treatment. Several complications remain to be fully resolved and perhaps the most significant of these is graft migration. Haemodynamic drag forces are believed to be partly responsible for migration of the device. The objective of this work was to(More)
PURPOSE To compare the function of 2 stent-graft designs for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. METHODS Computational fluid dynamics was used to investigate the performance of a conventional stent-graft versus one with a novel tapered configuration (equal area ratios at the inlet and bifurcation). Idealized geometries (uniplanar) were formed(More)
BACKGROUND Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are local dilatations of the infrarenal aorta. If left untreated they may rupture and lead to death. One form of treatment is the minimally invasive insertion of a stent-graft into the aneurysm. Despite this effective treatment aneurysms may occasionally continue to expand and this may eventually result in(More)
Wall shear stress (WSS) has been investigated as a potential prospective marker to identify rapidly progressing coronary artery disease (CAD) and potential for lesions to acquire vulnerable characteristics. Previous investigations, however, are limited by a lack of understanding of the focal association between WSS and CAD progression (i.e., data are(More)
Migration is a serious failure mechanism associated with endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (EVAR). The effect of vessel material properties and pulsatile wall motion on stent fixation has not been previously investigated. A proximal stent from a commercially available stent graft was implanted into the proximal neck of silicone rubber(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that nebivolol, a β-blocker with nitric oxide-mediated activity, compared with atenolol, a β-blocker without such activity, would decrease oxidative stress and improve the effects of endothelial dysfunction and wall shear stress (WSS), thereby reducing atherosclerosis progression and vulnerability in patients with nonobstructive(More)
BACKGROUND Wall shear stress (WSS) has been associated with sites of plaque localization and with changes in plaque composition in human coronary arteries. Different values have been suggested for categorizing WSS as low, physiologic or high; however, uncertainties in flow rates, both across subjects and within a given individual, can affect the(More)
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and morality in orthotopic heart transplant (HTx) patients. While disturbed flow patterns have been linked to the spatial localization of atherosclerosis, the role of hemodynamics in CAV development has not been examined. HTx patients (n = 5) requiring percutaneous coronary(More)
The goal of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of a novel algorithm that circumferentially co-registers serial virtual histology-intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) data for the focal assessment of coronary atherosclerosis progression. Thirty-three patients with an abnormal non-invasive cardiac stress test or stable angina underwent baseline and(More)