Suncica Canić

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The focus of this work is on modeling blood flow in medium-to-large systemic arteries assuming cylindrical geometry, axially symmetric flow, and viscoelasticity of arterial walls. The aim was to develop a reduced model that would capture certain physical phenomena that have been neglected in the derivation of the standard axially symmetric one-dimensional(More)
Due to a tremendous complexity of the human cardiovascular system it remains unfeasible to numerically simulate larger sections of the circulatory system using the full three-dimensional (viscous, incompressible Navier-Stokes) equations for blood flow in compliant vessels. Several "effective" one-dimensional models have been used to simplify the calculation(More)
Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) are implantable mechanical pumps that temporarily aid the function of the left ventricle. The use of LVADs has been associated with thrombus formation next to the aortic valve and close to the anastomosis region, especially in patients in which the native cardiac function is negligible and the aortic valve remains(More)
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