Alterations in regional vascular geometry produced by theoretical stent implantation influence distributions of wall shear stress: analysis of a curved coronary artery using 3D computational fluid dynamics modeling

@article{LaDisa2006AlterationsIR,
  title={Alterations in regional vascular geometry produced by theoretical stent implantation influence distributions of wall shear stress: analysis of a curved coronary artery using 3D computational fluid dynamics modeling},
  author={John F. LaDisa and Lars E. Olson and Hettrick A Douglas and David C. Warltier and Judy R. Kersten and Paul S. Pagel},
  journal={BioMedical Engineering OnLine},
  year={2006},
  volume={5},
  pages={40 - 40}
}
BACKGROUND The success of stent implantation in the restoration of blood flow through areas of vascular narrowing is limited by restenosis. Several recent studies have suggested that the local geometric environment created by a deployed stent may influence regional blood flow characteristics and alter distributions of wall shear stress (WSS) after implantation, thereby rendering specific areas of the vessel wall more susceptible to neointimal hyperplasia and restenosis. Stents are most… CONTINUE READING