A study on a newly designed aortofemoral prosthetic y graft

T. Fujimoto, S. Nakano, H. Iwamura, Y. Shiraishi, T. Yambe, Mitsuo Umezu

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    Abstract

    Aortofemoral prosthetic Y grafts are applied for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms. In this study, experiments were conducted in order to demonstrate the effects of an incremental increase in branch diameter in a newly designed aortofemoral Y graft under conditions of both steady and pulsatile flow conditions. It was revealed that in Y grafts, the incremental increase by only 4 mm in the branch diameter affects hydrodynamic characteristics drastically under conditions of both steady and pulsatile flow conditions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)59-63
    Number of pages5
    JournalBiocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering
    Volume28
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Keywords

    • Aortofemoral prosthetic y graft
    • Bifurcation
    • Mock circuit
    • Pulsatile flow
    • Steady flow

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biomedical Engineering

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    Fujimoto, T., Nakano, S., Iwamura, H., Shiraishi, Y., Yambe, T., & Umezu, M. (2008). A study on a newly designed aortofemoral prosthetic y graft. Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, 28(1), 59-63.