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The physiology of blood flow and artery wall

Abstract

Arterial hemodynamics play an important role in the genesis and progression of vascular diseases and anastomoses outcome [1]. Flow dynamics on the vessel bifurcation and on the vascular anastomosis and the mechanical properties of artery wall seem to play an important role in the development of myointimal hyperplasia. Non-physiological or turbulent flow fields like flow stagnation, flow separation, recirculation, as well as intramural stress distributions promote atherosclerotic disease and myointimal proliferation (Fig. 1).

Keywords

Wall Shear Stress Artery Wall Fluid Shear Stress Arterial Compliance Piezoelectric Crystal 
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