Numerical and experimental analysis of the transitional flow across a real stenosis
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In this paper, we present a numerical study of the pulsatile transitional flow crossing a severe real stenosis located right in front of the bifurcation between the right subclavian and right common carotid arteries. The simulation allows one to determine relevant features of this subject-specific flow, such as the pressure waves in the right subclavian and right common carotid arteries. We explain the subclavian steal syndrome suffered by the patient in terms of the drastic pressure drop in the right subclavian artery. This pressure drop is caused by both the diverging part of the analyzed stenosis and the reverse flow in the bifurcation induced by another stenosis in the right internal carotid artery.
KeywordsCFD Stenosis Subclavian steal syndrome
Partial support from the Junta de Extremadura through Grant No. GR15014 (partially financed by FEDER funds) is gratefully acknowledged.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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