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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Annals of Biomedical Engineering|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering