The development of type B aortic dissection (AoD) is caused by altered haemodynamic forces exerted on false and true lumina of dissected aorta. This work aims to study haemodynamic andmorphological proprieties, which influence the progression or stability of type B AoD.Computational fluid-dynamic analyses were performed on three patients with type B AoD, whose two presented an aneurysm evolution and one presented no further complication connected withdissection.Blood flow features showed that the true lumen flow was laminar and uniform while false lumen flow lost the laminar characteristic with consequent vorticity formation.The entry point zone proximal to the aortic arch showed both high blood velocity and pressure connected with peaks of maximum WSS value. A negative pressure gradient between the false lumen entry and re-entry points was observed. This promotes the blood to flow towards the abdominal aortareducing the risk of retrograde flow during systole.We concluded that fluid dynamics study of patients with type B AoD is a valid tool to identify the risk of aortic dissection progression as well as the formation of aortic dissection connected pathology.
|Numero di pagine||9|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2013|