In-vitro measurement of the mechanical properties of atherosclerotic arleries before and after angioplasty

Jacco L.G. Steenhuijsen, Simon R. Vaartjes, Cees J. Poortermans, Herman B.K. Boom

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    Abstract

    Knowledge of the influence of percutaneous transluminal (coronary) angioplasty on the mechanical properties of atherosclerotic arteries is scarce. We performed experiments to determine the elasticity, viscosity and minimal diameter of arteries before and after angioplasty. Our results show significant changes in elasticity and viscosity of arterial segments, but show that minimal arterial diameter remains unchanged. This suggests that the effect of angioplasty is not primarily caused by change in arterial diameter, but is generated by a change in arterial elasticity as well as viscosity
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 1995
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages99-100
    Number of pages2
    Volume1
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-2475-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 1995
    Event17th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1995 - Montreal, Canada
    Duration: 20 Sep 199523 Sep 1995

    Conference

    Conference17th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1995
    Abbreviated titleEMBC
    CountryCanada
    CityMontreal
    Period20/09/9523/09/95

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