• X. P. Lefebvre
  • E. M. Pedersen
  • J. Ø. Hjortdal
  • A. P. Yoganathan


This chapter focuses on the basic hemodynamic principles as applied to blood flow in the large arteries of the body and across arterial stenoses. The pulsatile nature of blood flow, the elasticity of the arteries and their complex geometry, the nature of peripheral resistance and the non-Newtonian character of blood are just a few important parameters that have to be taken into consideration when describing blood flow in the human body. Due to these complexities, a theoretical description of the hemodynamic principles of the human arterial tree is at best incomplete.


Flow Field Velocity Profile Wall Shear Stress Secondary Flow Pulsatile Flow 
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  • E. M. Pedersen
  • J. Ø. Hjortdal
  • A. P. Yoganathan

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