Author(s): P.R. Johnston & D. Kilpatrick
sient analysis of human
coronary artery blood flow
Johnston & D.
Department of Medicine, University of Tasmania,
Cof/ma 6Y., #o6orf, Toamom'o 7000,
Despite its prevalence, little is known about the initiating factors for coro-
nary artery disease.
Physical factors associated with blood flow have been
implicated with some believing that regions of low wall shear stress pre-
dispose to atheroma and subsequent narrowing, but others believe that
narrowing is initiated by high shear stress.
This paper presents a modelling study of blood flowing through the first
main junction in the left side of the human coronary artery tree, involving
the left main stem, the left anterior descending (LAD) and the left cir-
cumflex arteries (LCA).
The eventual aim is to find a correlation between
regions of calculated high and low wall shear stress and the position of
The paper presents results of transient and steady s...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/BIO930091
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