Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2019 • VOLUME 25 • №3

Computer-assisted simulation of haemodynamic parameters of carotid artery bifurcation after carotid endarterectomy

Kazantsev A.N.1, Burkov N.N.1,3, Borisov V.G.2, Zakharov Yu.N.2, Sergeeva T.Yu.1,3, Shabaev A.R.1,3, Lider R.Yu.4, Solobuev A.I.4, Ruban E.V.1, Bukhtoyarova V.I.4

1) Kemerovo Regional Clinical Cardiological Dispensary named after Academician L.S. Barbarash,
2) Kemerovo State University,
3) Scientific Research Institute for Complex Problems of Cardiovascular Diseases,
4) Kemerovo State Medical University, Kemerovo, Russia

Computer-aided simulation appropriately using the method of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) makes it possible to determine the elevated-risk zones of most probable formation of restenosis. The main idea of the method described in our article consists in a possibility of creating by the model of the geometrical shape of the vessel and characteristics of the flow at inlets and outlets the parameters of flow in each point of a vessel. The curves of velocity are used to create the curves of pressure at inlets and outlets, which are used in a CFD model. The resulting from CFD simulation of blood flow are nonstationary three-dimensional fields of pressure and velocity in the area under study. Visual examination of the dynamics of these fields makes it possible to judge about possible problem zones inside the area of flow and on the internal wall of the vessel. This article also presents a clinical case report illustrating the use of this technique.

KEY WORDS: carotid endarterectomy, restenosis, computer-assisted simulation, intravascular haemodynamics.

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