Potential fluid mechanic pathways of platelet activation.

@article{Shadden2013PotentialFM,
  title={Potential fluid mechanic pathways of platelet activation.},
  author={Shawn C. Shadden and Sahar Hendabadi},
  journal={Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={467-74}
}
Platelet activation is a precursor for blood clotting, which plays leading roles in many vascular complications and causes of death. Platelets can be activated by chemical or mechanical stimuli. Mechanically, platelet activation has been shown to be a function of elevated shear stress and exposure time. These contributions can be combined by considering the cumulative stress or strain on a platelet as it is transported. Here, we develop a framework for computing a hemodynamic-based activation… CONTINUE READING

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