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Impact of local flow haemodynamics on atherosclerosis in coronary artery bifurcations

EuroIntervention 2015;11:V18-V22. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV11SVA4

1. Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 2. Biomechanics Laboratory, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 3. CVPath Institute, Gaithersburg, MD, USA; 4. Cardiovascular Engineering

Coronary artery bifurcations are susceptible to atherosclerosis as a result of the unique local flow patterns and the subsequent endothelial shear stress (ESS) environment that are conducive to the de

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