Flow profiles and wall shear stress distribution at a hemodialysis venous anastomosis: preliminary study.

The phasic velocity field in the vicinity of the venous anastomosis in a hemodialysis angioaccess arteriovenous fistula loop graft (AVLG) is investigated employing a laser Doppler anemometer (LDA) system. Detailed LDA velocity profiles are obtained by sectional survey performed in a transparent, elastic flow model which was fabricated to represent the… CONTINUE READING