Optimising Haemodynamics In Complex Stented Arteries
Grant number: LP150100233 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019
This project aims to optimise the hemodynamics (blood flow) in coronary arteries with high curvatures and bifurcations. Experience has shown that the build-up of plaque — and the resulting occlusion of blood flow — tends to occur in these complex arterial regions. The most common therapeutic strategy is the insertion of a stent to prop open the artery. However, the nature of the geometry often leads to post-stenting complications such as restenosis and thrombosis, ultimately resulting in negative outcomes. In this project, advanced research methods from fluid dynamics and optimisation and control will be used to potentially minimise these highly undesirable effects.
Related publications (5)
Numerical Study of Incomplete Stent Apposition Caused by Deploying Undersized Stent in Arteries With Elliptical Cross Sections
Bo Jiang, Vikas Thondapu, Eric KW Poon, Peter Barlis, Andrew SH Ooi
Incomplete stent apposition (ISA) is one of the causes leading to poststent complications, which can be found when an undersized o..
Five-year follow-up of underexpanded and overexpanded bioresorbable scaffolds: self-correction and impact on shear stress
Ryo Torii, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Christos Bourantas, Eric Poon, Vikas Thondapu, Frank Gijsen, Yohei Sotomi, Yoshinobu Onuma, Peter Barlis, Andrew SH Ooi, Patrick W Serruys