Statistical physics of cerebral embolization leading to stroke.

  title={Statistical physics of cerebral embolization leading to stroke.},
  author={James P. Hague and E M L Chung},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={80 5 Pt 1},
We discuss the physics of embolic stroke using a minimal model of emboli moving through the cerebral arteries. Our model of the blood flow network consists of a bifurcating tree into which we introduce particles (emboli) that halt flow on reaching a node of similar size. Flow is weighted away from blocked arteries inducing an effective interaction between… CONTINUE READING