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The design and implementation of protocols to investigate the effect of fluid dynamics on thrombosis
thesisposted on 2017-10-17, 06:22 authored by MATHEW SZE MING LUI
Heart attacks and ischemic strokes are major causes of death worldwide. Both diseases are associated with stenosis of blood vessels. These locations can trigger the creation of blood clots, further narrowing the vessel and preventing blood flow to the heart or brain. This study designs experiments to explore how the stenosis size and number can alter the growth of blood clots. Results from this study shows the blood clot growth is greatly altered by the size of stenosis and is dependent on the patient blood properties.