Stenosis, from the Greek word for ‘narrowing’, is a medical term used to describe a localized constriction in an artery. Stenoses are usually caused by the development of atheromatous plaques in the subintimal layer of the arterial wall, which subsequently protrude into the lumen of the artery, thus causing a narrowing to the free passage of blood.
KeywordsPressure Drop Fractional Flow Reserve Pulsatile Flow Arterial Stenosis Atheromatous Plaque
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