Perfusion optimisation for vascular grafts design used in the treatment of aortic disease

Scott Black, Konstantinos Ritos, Craig Maclean, Robbie Brodie, Asimina Kazakidi

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Regions of the aortic arch affected by an aneurysm or dissection may require surgical intervention using vascular grafts, which includes a means of re-perfusing the supra-aortic branch vessels. However, graft configuration to ensure optimal post-surgical perfusion is currently poorly understood. Therefore, enhanced understanding of perfusion in patient-specific cases is critical to improving clinical practice and patient outcomes. In this work, a combination of computational and experimental models of the aortic arch were created to investigate the pre-surgical haemodynamics of the aortic arch, using a coupled 3D-0D numerical framework to simulate a range of downstream conditions, both healthy and pathological.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2019
EventTerumo Aortic Academic Collaborations Conference - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Sept 201912 Sept 2019


ConferenceTerumo Aortic Academic Collaborations Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • aortic arch
  • patient outcomes
  • haemodynamics


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