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Clinical and Computational Study of Geometry & Heamodynamics of Arterial Stenosis
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Krittika Dasgupta, Abhirup Roy Choudhury, Abhijit Chanda, Debabrata Nag
Arterial flow, Clinical validation, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heamodynamics, Mathemetical Modeling, Stenosis, Stenosis geometry.
Stenosis is abnormal narrowing of blood vessels. The presence of stenosis in arteries may cause critical flow conditions. It may finally lead to stroke and heart-attack. A clinical study has been done on more than 130 patients along with computational study using 2D axisymmetric rigid model of stenosis in the carotid artery. Assumed shapes of deposition zone and the degree of occlusion used in the analysis were taken from clinical data. The Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible fluid flow have been considered as the governing equations and it has been solved with varying flow parameters using standard CFD software package. The radial velocity profiles at various points of the flow field, the centerline velocity plot and the centerline pressure plots have been obtained from computational study and compared with the clinical data.
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