Published in Aging and Elder Health Week, September 25th, 2005
"Coronary stents are supportive wire meshes that keep narrow coronary arteries patent, reducing the risk of restenosis," scientists in Taiwan explained. "Despite the common use of coronary stents, approximately 20%-35% of them fail due to restenosis."
"Flow phenomena adjacent to the stent may contribute to restenosis," noted M.C.Y. Chen and colleagues at Tamkang University. In their study, "three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and reconstruction based on biplane cine angiography were used to assess coronary geometry and volumetric blood flows."
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