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Effects of Variations of Flow and Heart Rate on Intra-Aneurysmal Hemodynamics in a Ruptured Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm During Exercise.

Sarrami-Foroushani A, Nasr Esfahany M, Saligheh Rad H, Firouznia K, Shakiba M, Ghanaati H - Iran J Radiol (2016)

Bottom Line: The intra-aneurysmal hemodynamic environments for three states with different flow and heart rates were analyzed using patient-specific image-based CFD modeling.Results showed significant changes for the three simulated states.For a proportion of the states examined, results were counterintuitive.

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Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Hemodynamics is thought to play an important role in the mechanisms responsible for initiation, growth, and rupture of intracranial aneurysms. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis is used to assess intra-aneurysmal hemodynamics.

Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the effects of variations in heart rate and internal carotid artery (ICA) flow rate on intra-aneurysmal hemodynamics, in an ICA aneurysm, by using computational fluid dynamics.

Patients and methods: Computed tomography angiography (CTA) was performed in a 55 years old female case, with a saccular ICA aneurysm, to create a patient-specific geometrical anatomic model of the aneurysm. The intra-aneurysmal hemodynamic environments for three states with different flow and heart rates were analyzed using patient-specific image-based CFD modeling.

Results: Results showed significant changes for the three simulated states. For a proportion of the states examined, results were counterintuitive. Systolic and time-averaged wall shear stress and pressure on the aneurysm wall showed a proportional evolution with the mainstream flow rate.

Conclusion: Results reinforced the pivotal role of vascular geometry, with respect to hemodynamics, together with the importance of performing patient-specific CFD analyses, through which the effect of different blood flow conditions on the aneurysm hemodynamics could be evaluated.

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Distributions of oscillatory stress index for three states
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Mentions: Distributions of OSI on the aneurysm wall are shown in Figure 5. Visual comparison of the contour maps reveals that states with higher flow rates are associated with smaller areas of elevated WSS. Nevertheless, OSI contours are of approximately the same pattern in all states and, as expected, the areas of elevated OSI are concentrated at the regions where the WSS is low.


Effects of Variations of Flow and Heart Rate on Intra-Aneurysmal Hemodynamics in a Ruptured Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm During Exercise.

Sarrami-Foroushani A, Nasr Esfahany M, Saligheh Rad H, Firouznia K, Shakiba M, Ghanaati H - Iran J Radiol (2016)

Distributions of oscillatory stress index for three states
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fig23833: Distributions of oscillatory stress index for three states
Mentions: Distributions of OSI on the aneurysm wall are shown in Figure 5. Visual comparison of the contour maps reveals that states with higher flow rates are associated with smaller areas of elevated WSS. Nevertheless, OSI contours are of approximately the same pattern in all states and, as expected, the areas of elevated OSI are concentrated at the regions where the WSS is low.

Bottom Line: The intra-aneurysmal hemodynamic environments for three states with different flow and heart rates were analyzed using patient-specific image-based CFD modeling.Results showed significant changes for the three simulated states.For a proportion of the states examined, results were counterintuitive.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Hemodynamics is thought to play an important role in the mechanisms responsible for initiation, growth, and rupture of intracranial aneurysms. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis is used to assess intra-aneurysmal hemodynamics.

Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the effects of variations in heart rate and internal carotid artery (ICA) flow rate on intra-aneurysmal hemodynamics, in an ICA aneurysm, by using computational fluid dynamics.

Patients and methods: Computed tomography angiography (CTA) was performed in a 55 years old female case, with a saccular ICA aneurysm, to create a patient-specific geometrical anatomic model of the aneurysm. The intra-aneurysmal hemodynamic environments for three states with different flow and heart rates were analyzed using patient-specific image-based CFD modeling.

Results: Results showed significant changes for the three simulated states. For a proportion of the states examined, results were counterintuitive. Systolic and time-averaged wall shear stress and pressure on the aneurysm wall showed a proportional evolution with the mainstream flow rate.

Conclusion: Results reinforced the pivotal role of vascular geometry, with respect to hemodynamics, together with the importance of performing patient-specific CFD analyses, through which the effect of different blood flow conditions on the aneurysm hemodynamics could be evaluated.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus