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Theoretical study of the flow rate toward the right heart territory in case of total occlusion of the right coronary artery.
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PMID:  22584016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this work, patients with severe coronary disease and chronic occlusion of the right coronary artery (RCA) are studied. In this clinical situation, the collateral circulation is an important factor in the preservation of the myocardium until reperfusion of the area at risk. An accurate estimation of collateral flow is crucial in surgical bypass planning as it can influence the outcome of a given treatment for a given patient. The evaluation of collateral flow is frequently achieved using an index (CFI, Collateral Flow Index) based on pressure measurements. Using a model of the coronary circulation based on hydraulic/electric analogy, we demonstrate, through theoretical simulations, that a wide range of fractional collateral flow values can be obtained for any given distal pressure difference depending on the values of the capillary and collateral resistances.
Mahmoud Maasrani; Agnès Drochon; Majid Harmouche; Hervé Corbineau; Jean-Philippe Verhoye
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical engineering & physics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4030     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9422753     Medline TA:  Med Eng Phys     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 IPEM. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Faculty of Sciences, Lebanese University, Tripoli, Lebanon.
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