Control of the shape of a neointima-like structure by blood shear stress

Shu Qian Liu*

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Abstract

A study was made to show how blood shear regulates the shape of a neointima-like tissue around a polymer micro-cylinder implanted in the rat vena cava through the vessel center with its axis perpendicular to blood flow. Results suggest that blood shear stress regulates the shape of the neointima-like structure. The formation of a streamlined neointimal structure is possibly to reduce drag due to vortex blood flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Volume28
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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