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.
|ジャーナル||Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2008 12 1|
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