Mamoru Takahashi1, Yasuo Takehara2, Haruo Isoda3, Naoki Ooishi2, Masaki Terada4, Tetsuya Wakayama5, Atsushi Nozaki5, Toshiyuki Shimizu6, Marcus Alley7, Naok
1Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan; 2Hamamatsu University School of Medicine; 3Nagoya University School of Health Sciences; 4Iwata City Hosipital; 5GE Helthcare Japan; 6R's Tech Co; 7Stanford University School of Medicine
Low wall shear stress is known to cause atherosclerosis in the arterial wall. Hemodynamic patterns of the iliac arteries were assessed in two groups (i.e. dilated and undilated abdominal aorta) in terms of the patterns of streamlines and mean values of wall shear stress (WSS). As a result, abnormal flow dynamics such as vortex and/or turbulent flow occur in the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) also affected the hemodynamics in the downstream iliac arteries, which reduced their WSSs.