Mathematical modelling of atherosclerotic plaque formation

  title={Mathematical modelling of atherosclerotic plaque formation},
  author={Vincent Calvez and Abderrhaman Ebde and Nicolas Meunier and Annie Raoult},
This article is devoted to the construction of a mathematical model describing the early formation of atherosclerotic lesions. Following the work of El Khatib, Genieys and Volpert [2], we model atherosclerosis as an inflammatory disease. We consider that the inflammatory process starts with the penetration of Low Density Lipoproteins cholesterol in the intima. This phenomenon is related to the local blood flow dynamics. Using a system of reaction-diffusion equations, we first provide a one… CONTINUE READING
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