Impact of calcification and intraluminal thrombus on the computed wall stresses of abdominal aortic aneurysm.

BACKGROUND Increased biomechanical stresses within the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) wall contribute to its rupture. Calcification and intraluminal thrombus can be commonly found in AAAs, but the relationship between calcification/intraluminal thrombus and AAA wall stress is not completely described. METHODS Patient-specific three-dimensional AAA… (More)