Evaluation of common carotid hemodynamic forces. Relations with wall thickening.

@article{Carallo1999EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of common carotid hemodynamic forces. Relations with wall thickening.},
  author={Claudio Carallo and Concetta Irace and Arturo Pujia and Maria Serena de Franceschi and Antonio Di Crescenzo and Corradino Motti and Cherize Cortese and Pier Luigi Mattioli and Agostino Gnasso},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={1999},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={217-21}
}
The localization of atherosclerotic lesions is influenced by hemodynamic factors, namely, shear stress and tensive forces. The present study investigated the relationships between shear stress and circumferential wall tension and between these hemodynamic factors and the intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery in healthy men. Fifty-eight subjects were studied. Shear stress was calculated as blood viscosityxblood velocity/internal diameter. Circumferential wall tension was… CONTINUE READING
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