Pulsatile Flow Through a Constricted Artery
As part of our long standing interest in the etiology of atherosclerosis we are presently concentrating on an isolated moderate stenosis in a straight artery. The attack is three pronged, chronic in vivo experiments with healthy dogs, physical experiments in transparent models and approximate theoretical solutions. By studying the fluid dynamic field and the endothelial response we hope to establish the normal physiological state and thus be better able to define the disease mechanisms leading to deposition of atherosclerotic plaque.
KeywordsPulsatile Flow Recirculation Region Laser Doppler Velocimetry Moderate Stenosis Head Tank
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